Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

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

Darrell Delamaide on the Fed, David Marsh on the ECB, and more

Darrell Delamaide on the Fed, David Marsh on the ECB, and more
Jerome Powell Darrell Delamaide on the Fed, David Marsh on the ECB, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW  Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 8-12 July 2019, Vol.10 Ed.28 Most-Read Commentary Market expectations test Fed mettle: All eyes will be on Fed Chair Jerome Powell this week...
July 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, News, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

New Democracy, old challenges, History and outlook of covered bonds

New Democracy, old challenges, History and outlook of covered bonds
Kyriakos Mitsotakis New Democracy, old challenges, History and outlook of covered bonds Commentary: New Democracy, old challenges By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Athens The victory of the centre-right New Democracy party and its leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Greece’s general election on Sunday 7 July...
July 11th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Market Volatility continues amid Global uncertainty

Market Volatility continues amid Global uncertainty
John Faraclas Market Volatility continues amid Global uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 34 points earlier on today at 1,759. Geopolitical uncertainty the name of the game… John Faraclas brief daily recap: It was only yesterday that we witnessed the first hiccup following over weeks  of...
July 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Inland Waterways, Marinas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Volatile Capes do it again

Volatile Capes do it again
John Faraclas Volatile Capes do it again The volatile Capes fell 86 points earlier on today bringing the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) down to 1,725 points – down 15. Mitsotakis sworn in as Greece’s PM following a landslide victory. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capes’ BCI was down 86 points...
July 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mitsotakis topples Tsipras with an overwhelming majority

Mitsotakis topples Tsipras with an overwhelming majority
Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks under the Parthenon Mitsotakis topples Tsipras with an overwhelming majority Kyriakos Mitsotakis topples Alexis Trsipras with an overwhelming majority; end of the story! Centre-Right party Nea Demokratia headed by Kyriakos Mitsotakis  ridiculed the slogan “First time Left”...
July 7th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@ 1,700 amid a Geopolitical pandemonium…

The BDI@ 1,700 amid a Geopolitical pandemonium…
John Faraclas The BDI@ 1,700 amid a Geopolitical pandemonium… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 151 points earlier on today. Geopolitics on all five continents are messy and surely Shipping will one way or another be affected. John Faraclas brief daily recap: Having reached the 1,700 points threshold...
July 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, 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

IMO Secretary-General speaks out on suspected tanker attacks

IMO Secretary-General speaks out on suspected tanker attacks
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim International Maritime Organization – 13 June 2019, 15:56 BST IMO Secretary-General speaks out on suspected tanker attacks ​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has condemned the suspected attacks on two tankers off the coast of Oman that occurred earlier...
June 13th, 2019 | IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

‘Gas & Gunboats in the Eastern Mediterranean’ – Demetrius A. Floudas — Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge – 10 June 2019, 17:30

‘Gas & Gunboats in the Eastern Mediterranean’ – Demetrius A. Floudas — Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge – 10 June 2019, 17:30
. ‘Gas & Gunboats in the Eastern Mediterranean’ – Demetrius A. Floudas — Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge – 10 June 2019, 17:30 Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Monday, June 10, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (BST) Seminar Room B Hughes Hall University...
June 6th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Gas, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Politics and Government | Read More

Capes’ rise “boost” BDI amid unexpected geopolitical developments to come…

Capes’ rise “boost” BDI amid unexpected geopolitical developments to come…
John Faraclas Capes’ rise “boost” BDI amid unexpected geopolitical developments to come… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 19 points – same as yesterday and now stands at 1,141 Geopolitics messy and dangers loom in the background. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI continue...
June 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, IMO, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller on the future of the Conservative party, Mark Sobel on renminbi depreciation, and more

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller on the future of the Conservative party, Mark Sobel on renminbi depreciation, and more
. OMFIF UPDATE – WEEK 22 2019   27-31 May 2019 Vol.10 Ed.22 Joergen Oerstroem Moeller on the future of the Conservative party, Mark Sobel on renminbi depreciation, and more COMMENTARY  New evaluation for Belt and Road At the Belt and Road summit, participating countries presented a new approach...
June 1st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was…

What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was…
John Faraclas What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended one point down at  1,096 points; on a weekly basis though same was up 30 points – from 1,066 (24/5). Geopolitics already make life uncomfortable all over Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
May 31st, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Only Boris Johnson can defeat Farage, Vulnerabilities in a maturing credit cycle

Only Boris Johnson can defeat Farage, Vulnerabilities in a maturing credit cycle
Boris Johnson Only Boris Johnson can defeat Farage, Vulnerabilities in a maturing credit cycle Commentary: Only Boris Johnson can defeat Farage By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore The UK’s exit from the European Union has turned into an operation to stop Nigel Farage from destroying the Conservative...
May 29th, 2019 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Politics and Government | 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

Hypatia and Theresa May; diversity victims?

Hypatia and Theresa May; diversity victims?
British PM Theresa May Hypatia and Theresa May; diversity victims? Theresa May’s announcement of stepping down “come” at no better time and to no surprise at all here at allaboutsshipping. John Faraclas’ note: As the WISTA Med 2019 Conference was progressing earlier on today and just before the...
May 24th, 2019 | Politics and Government, WISTA - Women in Shipping | 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

Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil

Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) maintained its upwards mode gaining eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,040. Geopolitical turmoil though will turn things upside down; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI’s...
May 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications

BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications
Robert Keen BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is alerting its members to a looming deadline by which they can apply for funding from the Government’s £5 million grant scheme opened in December 2018, as part...
May 16th, 2019 | Associations, Education and Training, Logistics, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032…

Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032…
John Faraclas; picture credits Anny Zade Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 11 points thanks – obviously, to the Capes’ ups and downs. Geopolitics still in a mess and the Hellenic Platform of women Scientists make their presence felt! John Faraclas’...
May 15th, 2019 | Academia, Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, HR, Marinas, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More