Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained unchanged at 629 points “offering” a deep breath to all… Time, as per our titles ending, will tell… We still advise CAUTION! Geopolitics still messy and perplexed and MP Costis Hatzidakis of Greece’s opposition vice president of New Democracy...
February 6th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Election muddies India’s outlook, Rise of central bank gold demand

Election muddies India’s outlook, Rise of central bank gold demand
..  Commentary: Election muddies India’s outlook By Prakash Sakpal in Singapore Conditions are becoming murky in the lead up to India’s general election in May. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity is falling, and the losses of his BJP in state assembly and other by-elections...
February 5th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!
John Faraclas opposite the place his used to work in 1974 Brexit? Business as usual! No fear! John Faraclas takes a tour down his own memory lane; an unforgettable good little adventure… The dubious work of propaganda and dirty party politics as well as international envy towards the United Kingdom...
January 12th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Consumers Market, European Union, Fashion, Holidays, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation

European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation
Brussels 11 January 2019 – Adoption of the Clune Report on European Maritime Single Window Environment: CLECAT, ECSABA, ESC, EMPA, ESPO, FEPORT & IPCSA welcome focus on data harmonisation and existing reporting channels. However, we caution against the creation of an EU Level Access Point...
January 11th, 2019 | Environment, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook
. Commentary: Back to pre-1914 Fortress America By Meghnad Desai in New Delhi President Donald Trump has redefined the aims of US foreign policy. We are back to pre-1914 ‘Fortress America’. The US entered the first world war only because of the German U-boat sinking of the RMS Lusitania....
January 9th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Military, News, Politics and Government | Read More

British politics caught in zugzwang, Advancing the European regulatory agenda

British politics caught in zugzwang, Advancing the European regulatory agenda
Commentary: British politics caught in zugzwang By John Nugée in London The various pro- and anti-Brexit camps in the House of Commons are all caught in a sort of zugzwang, to borrow the phrase from chess – they are safe if they do nothing, but if any camp forces a vote it may end up triggering exactly...
January 8th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Politics and Government | Read More

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes
Global Economic & Market Outlook (December 19, 2018) House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that her government will bring the Brexit deal back to parliament the week commencing on 14 January. After failing...
December 19th, 2018 | European Union, Insight, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Trump’s trade policies backfiring, Ahead of the ECB

Trump’s trade policies backfiring, Ahead of the ECB
Commentary: Trump’s trade policies backfiring By Desmond Lachman in Washington Something is going very wrong with the US administration’s effort to reduce the US trade deficit. It has been increasing steadily. It now stands at its highest level in the past 10 years and shows every sign of rising....
December 17th, 2018 | Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 36 points earlier on today and 29 since last week’s closing of 1,372 points – despite earlier mild hiccups (11 and 12 of Dec). Thanks to the volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes, it managed to stay afloat and “offer” a possible Christmas...
December 14th, 2018 | European Union, News, Politics and Government, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit, The retreat of globalisation

Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit, The retreat of globalisation
Commentary: Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit Theresa May By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore With her back to the wall, Theresa May seems to have forged a strategy to achieve her goals, however lofty or improbable they seem. If the opposition parties in parliament and those Conservatives who...
December 14th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) 11 points losses were considerably marginal given that yesterday the losses were almost double – 21 points down. Geopolitical uncertainties with the BREXIT taking more twists and turns. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
December 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

AKK’s rise: France, euro repercussions, City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio

AKK’s rise: France, euro repercussions, City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio
.. Commentary: AKK’s rise – France, euro repercussions By David Marsh in London Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany’s principal governing party, faces a complex struggle to impose her will on her fractious Christian Democratic Union. She will pursue a more conservative...
December 10th, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

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