Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

Preserving Britain’s place in the EEA, Brexit deal podcast

Preserving Britain’s place in the EEA, Brexit deal podcast
. Commentary: Preserving Britain’s place in the EEA By David Owen in London The UK intends to remain a member of the European Economic Area on the same grounds as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. There will be a deep free trade agreement in place on 30 March 2019 and no need to take recourse...
December 5th, 2018 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Politics and Government | Read More

The Bulletin: Up in the air

The Bulletin: Up in the air
.. December 2018 Vol.9 Ed.11 The state of globalisation From the UK’s Brexit challenge and US unilateralism, to trade wars and European immigration concerns, the unifying theme that preoccupied liberal policy-makers in 2018 was the political threat to economic globalisation and how best to share...
December 1st, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

May deal faces near-impossible hurdles, In conversation with Caroline Atkinson

May deal faces near-impossible hurdles, In conversation with Caroline Atkinson
British PM Theresa May Commentary: May deal faces near-impossible hurdles By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore Prime Minister Theresa May would almost certainly try to counter a rejection of her Brexit deal in the UK parliament by returning with an amended version to avoid the more dramatic alternatives....
November 28th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

May the survivor will plough on, Where we are on fears for euro breakup

May the survivor will plough on, Where we are on fears for euro breakup
Commentary: May the survivor will plough on By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May is still standing after last week’s Cabinet battles. The British prime minister has more resilience and better cards in her hand than many opponents think. May’s strengths are her apparent weakness and the lack of...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI almost under 1,000…

The BDI almost under 1,000…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) almost made it; keep your breath though… Geopolitics and in particular the Economy …stupid…in disarray. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The fall of the BDI at 1,003 points – minus 20!!! is more than substantial and let’s hope for a mild situation...
November 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,023: still unsustainable amid Geopolitical turmoil

The BDI@1,023: still unsustainable amid Geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today with all other dry indices in red… Geopolitics more than crucial given the MIGRANTS, BREXIT, Italy et al… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI  lost seven and now stand at 1,050 points… A double digit loss for...
November 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Photography, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Fisheries ministers disregard their legal obligation to end overfishing by 2020 in the deep sea

Fisheries ministers disregard their legal obligation to end overfishing by 2020 in the deep sea
.. Brussels, 19th November 2018 – Seas At Risk is deeply disappointed by the decisions on fishing limits for deep sea fish stocks for 2019-2020 taken by the Fisheries’ Council of Ministers tonight. This was the very last opportunity fisheries ministers had to end overfishing of deep sea species...
November 19th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Five options if UK rejects May deal, Balancing the roles of the ECB

Five options if UK rejects May deal, Balancing the roles of the ECB
UK PM Theresa May – Commentary: Five options if UK rejects May deal By Charles Grant in London UK Prime Minister Theresa May has clinched her deal with the European Union and persuaded most of her cabinet to support it. But after EU leaders sign off the deal at a summit on 25 November, May has...
November 19th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Insight, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Merkel can help Christian Democrats, OMFIF-IBM digital currencies report

Merkel can help Christian Democrats, OMFIF-IBM digital currencies report
. Commentary: Merkel can help Christian Democrats By Michael Stürmer and David Marsh in Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel bequeaths a political legacy that leaves leadership of Europe’s most powerful economy in less than wholly secure hands. The result of her manoeuvring is a country with...
November 8th, 2018 | Banking, Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,395; Geopolitics still messy and IBIA’s Annual Convention makes waves. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The  volatile Capes’ BCI three-digit loss of 101 points bringing down this index at 2,296 points was...
November 6th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism | Read More

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit
Commentary: Incorporating climate risk in QE By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Ensuring climate-related risk does not translate to financial instability is a key concern for central banks, but not an exclusive one. Central banks are tasked with safeguarding prosperity, which in turn requires that prosperity...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!
John Faraclas The BDI fell below the 1,500 threshold earlier on today and now reads 1,490 – that’s minus 23 points, 23 important and otherwise valuable points. Geopolitics still messy, enigmatic and above all perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 34 points and now stands...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, Marinas, Markets, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Not a lot of freight forwarders in yesterday’s UK Budget

Not a lot of freight forwarders in yesterday’s UK Budget
Robert Keen The trade association for UK freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says that whilst it welcomes some of the announcements in yesterday’s UK Budget, it feels that the issues covered are all overshadowed by the ongoing uncertainty over the shape that the UK’s...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Automobiles, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Markets, Politics and Government, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted
Marine litter The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Goodbye NAFTA, hello USMCA

Goodbye NAFTA, hello USMCA
USMCA Trade Deal – NAFTA Revised A collaboration between Floyd Zadkovich (US and English lawyers) & zeiler.partners (Mexican and Austrian lawyers) USMCA – Investment Protection Standards and Dispute Resolution Process After long and intense negotiations, the United States, Mexico...
October 5th, 2018 | Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell earlier on today 20 points; it was an expected result following yestedays perplexed figures… the Geopolitical and mainly economic chaos and environmental “concerns” all over Planet Ocean will affect everything. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
October 4th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government’s plans for Customs

UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government’s plans for Customs
Robert Keen The trade association for UK freight forwarders has expressed its surprise at the recent report in the Times newspaper that the UK Government is planning to invest £8 million in customs training and automation to support the extra demand for customs brokerage services in the event that the...
October 3rd, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…
John Faraclas The BDI was up 53 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,503 points surpassing the crucial but also psychological threshold of 1,500. The Geopolitical turmoil coupled with the Trade War, Sanctions, Tariffs will soon become a catalyst and the shit will hit the fan… John Faraclas’...
September 26th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Brexit – impact of a “no deal” on English disputes with EU counter-parties

Brexit – impact of a “no deal” on English disputes with EU counter-parties
Nicola Gare, professional support lawyer In preparation for what many now see as being the most likely outcome, the UK Government (Government) has published its guidance on how disputes will be dealt with in the event of the UK exiting the EU without it first having agreed a framework with the EU for...
September 26th, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Greek Fraport Profiteering

Greek Fraport Profiteering
Landing in Chios airport Without prejudice Greek Fraport Profiteering, by John Faraclas The other day, I was thinking about the so-called “reforms” that the Greek government is allegedly bound to accomplish. The majority of these promised reforms have either not matured or those that probably have,...
September 4th, 2018 | Aviation, European Union, Insight, Maritime Tourism, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,557; The fall continues as WWIII is ante portas for all in a multiple of ways…

The BDI@1,557; The fall continues as WWIII is ante portas for all in a multiple of ways…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today amid a continued deterioration of the Geopolitical balance. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI  was down 60 points at 2,672… The Panamaxes’ BPI  lost 31 points and now reads 1,540. The Supras’ and...
September 3rd, 2018 | Breaking News, European Union, Fashion, Immigration, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Four proposals to lower contagion, DZ BANK capital markets conference

Four proposals to lower contagion, DZ BANK capital markets conference
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Commentary: Four proposals to lower contagion By Mark Sobel in Washington The international community needs to do a better job in guarding against financial market contagion. The collapse of Turkish markets and the effects on other emerging economies make...
September 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Politics and Government | Read More

David Marsh on Berlin, Desmond Lachman on Trump and the Fed, and more

David Marsh on Berlin, Desmond Lachman on Trump and the Fed, and more
Chancellor Angela Merkel COMMENTARY Berlin strains to flare again Strains in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s three-party coalition, which appear to have died down during the summer, seem ready to flare again in coming weeks, writes David Marsh. This will significantly influence German policy-making...
September 1st, 2018 | Associations, Banking, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Berlin strains to flare again, Cities as drivers of global growth

Berlin strains to flare again, Cities as drivers of global growth
Chancellor Angela Merkel Commentary: Berlin strains to flare again By David Marsh in Berlin Strains in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s three-party coalition, which appear to have died down during the summer, seem ready to flare again. This will significantly influence German policy-making in fields...
August 31st, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Trump’s hallmark is insularity, Introduction to Islamic finance podcast

Trump’s hallmark is insularity, Introduction to Islamic finance podcast
US president Donald Trump Commentary: Trump’s hallmark is insularity By Desmond Lachman in Washington The hallmark of US economic policy-making in the age of Trump is insularity. This is particularly the case with emerging markets. The international repercussions of the Turkish economic crisis...
August 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Politics and Government, Religion, Shipfinance | Read More