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No-deal Brexit not inevitable, Private debt: Too big to ignore

No-deal Brexit not inevitable, Private debt: Too big to ignore
No-deal Brexit not inevitable, Private debt: Too big to ignore Commentary: No-deal Brexit not inevitable By Charles Grant in London To prevent Brexit on 31 October, the UK parliament must either revoke Article 50, pass a deal, or compel the government to seek an Article 50 extension. Nobody can say...
August 15th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas “Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now stands at 1,774; the geopolitical situation has never been so tense and everything can be expected. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes were down 12 points and the...
August 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FEPORT: Fifth Annual Stakeholders’ Conference

FEPORT: Fifth Annual Stakeholders’ Conference
. FEPORT: Fifth Annual Stakeholders’ Conference SAVE THE DATE Fifth Annual Stakeholders’ Conference Do we need a “Big Bang” for the European maritime logistics strategy? Brussels, November 28th, 2019 From 9:00 a.m. till 6:30 p.m.  Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Dear colleagues, We are pleased...
July 30th, 2019 | European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@1947: the fall?

The BDI@1947: the fall?
John Faraclas The BDI@1947: the fall? The BDI lost 67 points earlier on today given that its two main drivers the Capes – mainly and to a lesser extent the Panamaxes fell. Above all the psychological threshold of 2,000 was lost! Geopolitics: still getting worse. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
July 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI
John Faraclas Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 151 points and now dangerously approaches / dives towards the 2,000 point-threshold… Boris Johnson enters no. 10 Downing Street following an emotional but also unusual, odd day holding the keys of power…Can...
July 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Von der Leyen begins in frail position, DZ BANK international capital markets conference

Von der Leyen begins in frail position, DZ BANK international capital markets conference
Ursula von der Leyen Von der Leyen begins in frail position, DZ BANK international capital markets conference Commentary: Von der Leyen begins in frail position By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore Ursula von der Leyen was approved to become the next European Commission president by a wafer-thin...
July 24th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Finance, Immigration | Read More

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M
John Faraclas The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M The BDI is just 56 points apart as of the end of Dec 2013 when the BDI stood at 2,247… Geopolitics being conspicuously “silent” might turn explosive to a degree of no return. John Faraclas’ daily recap: With only 56 points...
July 22nd, 2019 | Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Sanctions, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits
John Faraclas The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up earlier on today 40 points standing at 2,170; the perplexed geopolitics now confirm our fears on our numerous written hints on Planet Ocean’s dire straits over the last seven years following...
July 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Flags, Insight, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 66 points and now stands at 2,130; Geopolitics are so perplexed with clever dicks doing everything possible to ruin Peace on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another boost from...
July 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit No-Deal Checklist

HFW Briefing – Brexit No-Deal Checklist
Anthony Woolich, partner HFW Briefing – Brexit No-Deal Checklist With both candidates to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom refusing to rule out a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, and the current ‘no-deal’ deadline of 31st October 2019 looming. It is important for UK companies...
July 18th, 2019 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@2,064; a cause for CC …err Cautious Celebrations

The BDI@2,064; a cause for CC …err Cautious Celebrations
John Faraclas The BDI@2,064; a cause for CC …err Cautious Celebrations The BDI gained 53 points earlier on today and it’s only 173 points apart from that of the end of December 2013 when it stood at 2,247 (2,247 – 2,064= 173) Geopolitics? Well only the 12 Greek Gods know what’s next… Best one...
July 17th, 2019 | Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, European Union, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Organisations, Politics and Government, Technical, Technology | Read More

Trump’s unsound dollar intervention idea, Are financial services prepared for a no-deal Brexit?

Trump’s unsound dollar intervention idea, Are financial services prepared for a no-deal Brexit?
.. Trump’s unsound dollar intervention idea, Are financial services prepared for a no-deal Brexit? Commentary: Trump’s unsound dollar intervention idea By Mark Sobel in Washington Markets are abuzz with rumours President Donald Trump will order the US Treasury to intervene in foreign exchange...
July 17th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*
John Faraclas The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…* The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) finally “did it”… surpassing the 2,000 points threshold and indeed under the circumstances is a milestone… Geopolitics still perplexed, explosive but very much interesting… John Faraclas’...
July 16th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Lagarde’s shattering ECB move, Financial Stability Oversight Council and non-bank financial companies

Lagarde’s shattering ECB move, Financial Stability Oversight Council and non-bank financial companies
Christine Lagarde Lagarde’s shattering ECB move, Financial Stability Oversight Council and non-bank financial companies Commentary: Lagarde’s shattering ECB move By David Marsh in London Christine Lagarde’s nomination to run the European Central Bank is a high-risk, French-orchestrated...
July 4th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

More gains for the BDI despite perplexed Geopolitics

More gains for the BDI despite perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas More gains for the BDI despite perplexed Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 23 points and now stands at 1,340; Geopolitcs more than perplexed and let’s see what happens in G20 Osaka meeting. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI  was up 25 points at 2,465 points… The...
June 27th, 2019 | European Union, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics   The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today at 1,317 points, which is a good 37 points plus since yesterday; the perplexed Geopolitics will turn sour for many; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes led the way with...
June 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Energy, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate, Brexit and the future of the Conservative party

Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate, Brexit and the future of the Conservative party
Boris Johnson Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate, Brexit and the future of the Conservative party Commentary: Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate By Meghnad Desai and David Marsh in London Britain is trying to resolve its problem over leaving the European Union through a further round of the Conservative party’s...
June 20th, 2019 | European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market

Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market
John Faraclas Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 42 points and now stands at 1,135 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capes… The Geopolitics remain more than crucial… with asymmetrical events to happen anytime now… John Faraclas’...
June 18th, 2019 | European Union, Insight, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…

The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…
The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth… John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 16 points earlier on today following the long weekend due to the spring Holiday as well as due to end of the European Union’s election process. Now if we have so far stressed the perplexed and enigmatic...
May 28th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Chartering, Classification Societies, Climate, Construction, Consumers Market, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, LNG, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marinas, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Organisations, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst
Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst Commentary: Britain’s powerless leaders By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May, like Jeremy Corbyn, and indeed any current party leader, lacks a Commons majority to break the Brexit impasse. One escape route lies in the ‘March revolution’ engineered...
May 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting
EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting Commentary: EU elections may end Italy coalition By Antonio Armellini in Rome For Italy’s ruling coalition, the European parliamentary elections are a test on the viability of governing together. If Salvini’s...
May 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Country Profiles, European Union, Events, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions
Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions A new IMO video puts the spotlight on how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions in the Solomon Islands as part of a global project to help tackle climate change. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/09-video-launch-global-problem-local-actions.aspx  Watch...
May 15th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU

Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU
. Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU Commentary: Brexit delay may mean end of May By James Smith in London The agreement struck by the EU on the UK’s Article 50 negotiating period was a difficult compromise, with few predicting the six-month extension. Theoretically,...
April 17th, 2019 | European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses

Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses
John Perry Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses John Perry, managing director of leading supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA, commented: “With the EU leaders granting the UK a further six month extension, we are now in a very interesting, if somewhat precarious position....
April 11th, 2019 | European Union, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Markets, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: …an extension to ride… Just after midnight we learned that the EU27 granted UK a compromised six months flexible extension until the end of October 2019… There were some French “second thoughts” but unanimity was there… Let’s...
April 11th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More