Posts Tagged ‘BREXIT’

Unsustainable BDI; messy Geopolitics…

Unsustainable BDI; messy Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended its upwards “rally” with a minus two point loss; Geopolitics are getting more than perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI now stands at 1,123 points  – once again thanks to the Capers which managed to clinched another 34 points –...
February 12th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,095: nothing matters much and very little mattes at all…

The BDI@1,095: nothing matters much and very little mattes at all…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and with a triple-digit fall of 124 points since last week (1,219) , brings-in the Aristotelian maxim as the title of today’s weekly report; try to interpret this and see what you get, not just for the shipping markets but for...
February 2nd, 2018 | Academia, Anniversaries, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Food and Drink, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Markets dive including the BDI@1,191

Markets dive including the BDI@1,191
John Faraclas The BDI as expected yesterday, given our title of our daily report, lost 23 points and went below the 1,200 point threshold; Geopolitics slide too… John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers BCI lost 36 points and now stand at 1,748… The Panamaxes BPI lost 35 and now read 1,450 points… The...
January 30th, 2018 | Events, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of Asian equity indices opened higher on Tuesday following record highs in Wall Street overnight after the end of a three-day...
January 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Brexit – where next?

Brexit – where next?
Margaret Pinder Brexit – where next? by Margaret Pinder, Head of Market Intelligence, Hill Dickinson Now that the Government has achieved sufficient progress in the Brexit negotiations to reach agreement to progress to stage two, this is a good time to review what this means for your business going...
January 2nd, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Taxation | Read More

IUA media comment on post-Brexit regulation of insurers

IUA media comment on post-Brexit regulation of insurers
Dave Matcham Please see below an IUA comment on today’s PRA, FCA and HM Treasury announcements relating to authorisations and permissions for insurers post-Brexit. Dave Matcham, chief executive of the International Underwriting Association welcomed news of the UK regulator’s intention to accommodate...
December 20th, 2017 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European equity markets were slightly stronger in early trade on Tuesday, taking their lead from the positive tone in Wall Street overnight...
December 19th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations

Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations
Niels Smedegaard In view of the European Council deciding this week on whether the Brexit negotiations can enter the next phase, ECSA representing European shipowners calls for rapid and positive progress to be made towards an EU/UK agreement. Shipowners look forward to an agreement which preserves...
December 13th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations

BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations
Robert Keen Commenting on the European Commission’s announcement this morning that it has recommended to the European Council to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the negotiations with the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association...
December 8th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IUA media comment on Brexit negotiations

IUA media comment on Brexit negotiations
Dave Matcham Dave Matcham, chief executive of the International Underwriting Association, said: “It is a great relief to hear that Brexit discussions are now ready to move onto the details of a new trading relationship between the EU and UK. London’s role as a global insurance centre, hosting branch...
December 8th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, IUA, Markets, Organisations | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 08, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 08, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD extended its recent gains against the majority of its currency peers amid increased optimism that tax reform legislation could become law...
December 8th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial
Anthony Woolich, partner The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will have a significant impact on commercial contracts between UK and EU businesses. UK businesses should now be looking at how best to ‘Brexit-proof’ their contracts. We are seeing an increasing demand for advice in this area There...
December 7th, 2017 | European Union, Flags, ILO, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 7, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 7, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German Bund yields were lower in European trade amid mounting political uncertainty over the potential formation of a new grand coalition...
December 7th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Despite BDI’s plus symbol the Markets are uncertain

Despite BDI’s plus symbol the Markets are uncertain
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  gained 11 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,396 – about to go, hopefully, over and above the 1,400 threshold and give some hope to interested parties… The Geopolitics are turning once again sour. John Faraclas’ Market briefing: The Capers managed...
November 21st, 2017 | News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Statement from North P&I Club regarding Brexit

Statement from North P&I Club regarding Brexit
November 20, 2017 – Following the result of the UK referendum on membership of the EU in July 2016, North and Sunderland Marine have been developing contingency plans to ensure that both companies continue to have access to EU markets. North and Sunderland Marine currently rely on EU passporting...
November 20th, 2017 | P and I Clubs | Read More

BIFA shares Parliament’s concerns over Customs plans post-Brexit

BIFA shares Parliament’s concerns over Customs plans post-Brexit
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is right to have concerns over the government and HMRC’s plans for Customs procedures post-Brexit. Commenting after the publication of a report by the Committee, the trade association...
November 14th, 2017 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps
Robert Keen Members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) are being urged to take part in a short survey designed to gain a better understanding of the scale of potential Customs procedure training that will be required post-Brexit within the freight forwarding sector. A big concern...
October 12th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and in general the markets do not surprise us at all with their performance and behaviour so far needless to say their volatility; the Geopolitics are so perplexed and enigmatic that either you consult …the oracle or use your own shipping business intuition...
October 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI in search for survival…

The BDI in search for survival…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  with a dozen points plus fights for survival; but everything is possible. Geopolitics are on the worse ever point and for sure will affect the Markets, Dry and Wets. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: With a dozen points at 1,320, following the recent 200 point...
October 4th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Reality bites with the BDI@1,308…

Reality bites with the BDI@1,308…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its free fall losing another 20 points earlier on today and now reads 1,308 …and the Wets fall too… Geopolitics create a very dangerous environment from which only the very well placed nations, companies and individuals might survive. An Armageddon...
October 3rd, 2017 | Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fixtures, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

HFW: All change – are you ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Special update

HFW: All change – are you ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Special update
Anthony Woolich, partner Businesses (including many outside the EEA) now have less than nine months to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which overhauls a data protection regime dating from 1995 The GDPR becomes effective across the European Economic Area (EEA), including...
September 28th, 2017 | European Union, IT and Communications, Legal, Organisations, Technology | Read More

IUA member survey reveals business priorities for London company market

IUA member survey reveals business priorities for London company market
Dave Matcham The top three challenges facing London market companies are the soft market, Brexit and regulatory compliance, according to a survey of International Underwriting Association members. In an online questionnaire, members also cited the IT/cyber revolution, the challenge of innovating new...
September 28th, 2017 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Major Port Group Warns UK Businesses Against ‘Brexit Blinkers’

Major Port Group Warns UK Businesses Against ‘Brexit Blinkers’
Theresa May visiting Teesport earlier this month EXPORTERS URGED TO EXPLORE EMERGING MARKETS AS INDUSTRY UNITES FOR LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK. In the week that global maritime leaders gave the UK a vote of confidence, naming it one of the world’s leading maritime centres, PD Ports is urging...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA Training expands team with first key appointment

BIFA Training expands team with first key appointment
Robert Keen In order to keep up with member demand – and with other opportunities on the horizon – BIFA has expanded its training team with the appointment of Graeme Wilkinson. Graeme, who has over 20 years of freight forwarding experience, joins from Pantos Logistics. Prior to this, he worked for...
September 12th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 36 points earlier on and now reads 1,332; on a weekly basis it was up 150 points raising hopes but we want you all to stay put until the BDI goes over and above the  2,200 points – the December 2013 level! The Wets were also up but with very...
September 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Weather, Yachting | Read More