Posts Tagged ‘BREXIT’

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets ended firmer yesterday and the modestly improved tone continued in Asia and in early trade in Europe earlier today, supported by increased optimism on easing US/China trade tensions. Turning to the EMU periphery...
December 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | 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

RMT response to today’s Government publication of figures of the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry

RMT response to today’s Government publication of figures of the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry
Mick Cash RATINGS union RMT today responded with scepticism to the Government’s publication of figures for the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry, based on data produced by the UK Chamber of Shipping. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s figures are helpful in demonstrating,...
December 12th, 2018 | Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to press reports, UK Premier Theresa May is likely to face a leadership challenge later today. If she does lose —a simple majority of votes against her by conservative MPs would suffice—an interim leader will have to be...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Acknowledging that her government would have faced a heavy defeat, UK Prime Minister Theresa May cancelled the vote in the House of Commons on her proposed Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, which was scheduled for today....
December 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Brexit tumult recalls Black Wednesday, Global financial stability roundtable

Brexit tumult recalls Black Wednesday, Global financial stability roundtable
. Commentary: Brexit tumult recalls Black Wednesday By Trevor Greetham in London The UK is in a fast-changing situation with much at stake. The degree of uncertainty over the future path of government policy on Brexit calls to mind the days running up to Black Wednesday in September 1992, when the UK...
December 11th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | 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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 4, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 4, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Yesterday’s market relief following the ceasefire trade agreement between the US President and his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the G20 meeting proved short-lived. European bourses opened lower today and US stock futures...
December 4th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on today thanks, once again to the Capes losing whatever more or less gained during the past ten days… Geopolitical chaos gets another extension before Armageddon’s arrival…...
December 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | 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

RMT Irish Sea campaign day of action in Liverpool on Friday in fight for pay justice

RMT Irish Sea campaign day of action in Liverpool on Friday in fight for pay justice
Mick Cash RMT’s campaigning in the Irish Sea will turn to ‘low-cost’ operator Seatruck in Liverpool this Friday with an early morning protest at the company’s depot at Brocklebank Dock as the union steps up the fight for pay and workplace justice. The Liverpool protest, part of a day of action...
November 28th, 2018 | HR, Labour Disputes | 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

Balancing the roles of the ECB, China and the US: Adapting to a changing relationship, The future of EU financial services after Brexit

Balancing the roles of the ECB, China and the US: Adapting to a changing relationship, The future of EU financial services after Brexit
… Balancing the roles of the ECB Monday 10 December, 12:15 London A discussion with Ignazio Angeloni, member of the supervisory board at the European Central Bank. The meeting will focus on how the ECB balances its roles of monitoring the euro area’s banking sector whilst stimulating banks...
November 27th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 26, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Although Wall Street dropped in the post-Thanksgiving Friday’s session on the back of an energy sector plunge, most global equity markets traded higher on Monday, while oil prices are showing signs of stabilization around levels of...
November 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Ahead of this Sunday’s extraordinary meeting of EU leaders to endorse the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, the UK and the European Commission agreed yesterday on a draft political declaration on the future UK/EU relationship. In a knee-jerk...
November 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Cheer up – it’s the best UK can do, Outlook for reserve asset management

Cheer up – it’s the best UK can do, Outlook for reserve asset management
United Kingdom’s PM Theresa May Commentary: Cheer up, it’s the best UK can do By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May is safe from a leadership challenge through her rebellious but so far irresolute backbenchers. Just as the challenge to the prime minister in the 1922 Committee has not happened...
November 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 22, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 22, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In its updated economic outlook report released yesterday, the OECD said that the global expansion has peaked and revised lower its global GDP growth estimate for 2019 to 3.5% from 3.7% previously, citing continued headwinds from trade...
November 22nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI … “stands” the test of time

The BDI … “stands” the test of time
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinches five much needed points – thanks to the “everlasting” Capes’ volatility and now stands at 1,008 points. Geopolitics in red! John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The culprit …err the Capes “did it”...
November 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

After the controversial Withdrawal Agreement, what next for Brexit?

After the controversial Withdrawal Agreement, what next for Brexit?
The City of London Eurobank Research: After the controversial Withdrawal Agreement, what next for Brexit? (21 November, 2018) The draft Withdrawal Agreement on a technical level sealed between the UK government and the EU27 on 13 November regarding the terms of the Brexit divorce, was supposed to be...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 21 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 21 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The European Commission is expected to state its final opinion on Italy’s 2019 budget plan to the government today and is highly likely to take the first step towards initiating an excessive deficit procedure against Italy after the...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | 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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 20 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 20 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from Wall Street’s losses overnight, global equity markets were under pressure in early trade today weighed down by worries over a slowing global growth momentum, lingering US/China trade tensions, rising borrowing...
November 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | 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