Posts Tagged ‘Bulgaria’

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 3, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 3, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Shrugging off gains in Wall Street overnight on a technology-led rise, Asian equity indices traded mixed on Friday amid mounting trade war concerns. In response, the US dollar extended its overnight gains against a basket of major...
August 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Trade concerns prevail with US President Donald Trump explicitly threating in an interview on Friday to impose tariffs on all $500bn of imported goods from China. The US President also repeated his view that a strong USD puts the...
July 23rd, 2018 | Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 18, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 18, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: During his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Fed Chair Jerome Powell sounded optimistic on the US growth outlook and reiterated that the FOMC believes that “for now the best way forward is to keep gradually raising the...
July 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US retail sales rose by 0.5%mom in June mainly on the back of a 0.9%mom gain in motor vehicle sales, following an upwards revised increase of 1.3%mom in May, the largest since September 2017. Solid US June retail sales, together with...
July 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Core government bonds retained a firm tone in European trade on Monday following the release of the FOMC’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to the US Congress on Friday where the Central Bank reiterated that “further gradual...
July 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 09, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 09, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US non-farm payrolls rose by a higher than expected 213k in June but the unemployment rate rose for the first time in the last ten months at 4.0% from 3.8% in May and average hourly earnings were held steady at 2.7%YoY. In reaction...
July 9th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 02, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 02, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Escalating a dispute over migration with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that threatens to break the country’s CDU/CSU coalition, CSU Chairman and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer offered his resignation to party colleagues late on...
July 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 25, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 25, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Trade frictions between the US and its major trading partners continued to escalate. According to Sunday’s US press reports, the US Treasury Department is crafting rules to: (i) bar firms with at least 25% Chinese ownership from...
June 25th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff

Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff
Anthony Georgieff. Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff By James Brewer A half-forgotten chapter of 20th European century history emerges from the shadows in a new exhibition in London. The episode has its shameful elements but is one that in large part brings out the better predispositions...
June 21st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Photography, Religion | Read More

Outlook on Bulgaria: EBRD event weighs up prospects

Outlook on Bulgaria: EBRD event weighs up prospects
Radost Ivanova. Outlook on Bulgaria: EBRD event weighs up prospects By James Brewer Bulgaria is promoting itself as a magnet for business investment, with Sofia the prime destination; but imminently one of the biggest focuses of attention will be a place 130 km distant from the capital and which has...
June 9th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Country Profiles, Markets | Read More

Celebrate Christo!

Celebrate Christo!
The Mastaba being built on the Serpentine. Celebrate Christo! His ‘revolutionising art’ is saluted by Bulgarians in London By James Brewer Christo, Bulgarian-born and for much of his life a resident of New York, is a revolutioniser of visual art. That description was bestowed by Konstantin Dimitrov,...
June 4th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Film Industry, Story of the Month | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, May 14, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, May 14, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Long-dated US Treasury yields were a tad higher in early European trade on Monday with the 2/10-yr yield curve undertaking some modest steepening. In FX markets, whereas the first part of last week was dominated by USD strength, the...
May 14th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 08, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 08, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD retained a firm tone in European trade on Tuesday supported by market optimism over a US Q2 GDP growth rebound following a recent string of positive data pertaining to Q2. Meanwhile, core government bonds were little changed...
May 8th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasury yields remained in an upward trend in European trade on Monday while German Bunds continued to follow suit in spite of deteriorated euro area growth indicators in the last couple of months and persistently subdued inflationary...
April 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Appetite for risk taking appeared to be holding up well in early trade on Monday, denting the safe-haven appeal of core government bonds. Favored by higher German Bunds yields, yield premiums of EMU periphery sovereign bonds narrowed...
April 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses were firmer in early trade, US Treasuries weakened and safe-haven currencies lost some ground on somewhat easing market worries over an escalating US-China trade war. Speaking at the Bo’ao Forum for Asia, China’s...
April 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from Asian bourses earlier today, major European equity markets opened in the black on Monday amid optimism that tensions about tariffs between the world’s two largest economies will not escalate further. US Treasury...
March 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European bourses were weaker in early trade on Monday as investors adopt a cautious stance ahead of this week’s two-day FOMC monetary policy meeting that concludes on Wednesday. Market consensus is for a 25bps rate...
March 19th, 2018 | Markets | Read More

Regional assets broadly rebound from February’s sell-off

Regional assets broadly rebound from February’s sell-off
Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (Wednesday, March 14, 2018) Regional assets broadly rebound from February’s sell-off REGIONAL MACROECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS & OUTLOOK Q4 national accounts releases more or less in line with expectations. Regional growth prospects still...
March 14th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The Eurogroup that is scheduled to convene today will be briefed on the completion of the remaining two prior actions under the third ESM programme review and the first mission of the fourth review of the programme, which took place at the...
March 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 08, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 08, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Risk appetite was generally supported earlier today on somewhat easing worries over the risk of a trade war. A White House spokeswoman made known on Wednesday that the US President plans to offer Canada and Mexico a 30-day exemption...
March 8th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 05, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 05, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: A hung parliament appears to be the most likely outcome at yesterday’s general election in Italy with none of the three major political parties or groups securing an outright majority. In FX markets, the EUR/USD marked a session low...
March 5th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ESPO Monthly Overview – February 2018

ESPO Monthly Overview – February 2018
c) BPI Co. – Anguel Zabourtov Port pro of the month: Anguel Zabourtov (BG) In this Port pro of the month, we are interviewing Mr Anguel Zabourtov, Director General of the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.). We asked him about his views on the current state of play in his ports, his...
March 1st, 2018 | Awards, Interviews, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The VIX volatility index closed at three-week lows on Friday, well below a peak of 50.30 marked at the height of the early-February global stocks sell-off, mostly thanks to the release of the Fed’s Monetary Policy Report on Friday —...
February 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The EUR/USD was trading close to 1.2310/20 in European trade on Friday, poised for weekly losses of around 1.0%, the second biggest in nearly four months. Euro area political jitters are mounting as we move closer to March 4 when...
February 23rd, 2018 | Reports | Read More