Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

The future of the East Med in the spotlight

The future of the East Med in the spotlight
CRUISE INDUSTRY LEADERS COME TOGETHER AT POSIDONIA SEA TOURISM FORUM With the cruise season in full swing, the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will once again place the East Mediterranean on center stage. Given the geo-political challenges faced at this juncture, it will be an especially valuable opportunity...
March 28th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry | Read More

Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics

Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today on a positive tone at 1,240 points; geopolitics though were far worse than last week. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI gained 44 points since yesterday as well as from last week’s 1,196 points and managed to end the week in a positive...
March 24th, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Celestyal Cruises wins five awards at Tourism Awards 2017

Celestyal Cruises wins five awards at Tourism Awards 2017
…Celestyal’s winners! Annual Ceremony Celebrates Excellence in Travel & Tourism Piraeus, Greece — Celestyal Cruises, the only home-porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent sea cruise line serving Greek destinations and the island of Cuba, today announced it won five...
March 24th, 2017 | Awards, Cruise Industry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After Republican lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on Donald Trump’s proposed healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”),...
March 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: According to data released yesterday by the Bank of Greece, in January 2017, the current account showed a deficit of €271mn, down by €500 mn yoy. This development...
March 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greek Technical Committee of DNV GL meets in Athens

Greek Technical Committee of DNV GL meets in Athens
Group Photo of DNV GL Greek Technical Committee Athens, February 21st, 2017 – The Annual Greek Technical Committee of DNV GL attended by its members, gathered in the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, in Athens. Chairman’s opening address The acting Chairman, Sokratis Dimakopoulos, made an introduction...
March 22nd, 2017 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Events, News, People and Places, Pollution, Technical | Read More

Greece: Quick take on the outcome of the March 20 Eurogroup, key items & timeline

Greece: Quick take on the outcome of the March 20 Eurogroup, key items & timeline
Global Economic & Market Outlook- Focus Notes (March 22, 2017) Quick take on the outcome of the March 20 Eurogroup, key items & timeline Following the March 20 Eurogroup, the present report aims to provide an update on the state of play in the ongoing negotiations between Greece and its official...
March 22nd, 2017 | Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets edged significantly lower on Wednesday, as increasing concerns about the timing of the new US administration’s economic growth...
March 22nd, 2017 | Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Kallichoron gets Bronze at the Tourism Awards 2017

Kallichoron gets Bronze at the Tourism Awards 2017
Smiling faces; Maria Mavroudi and Carolina Alkalai Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel is awarded at the Tourism Awards 2017 and receives the Bronze Award at the category “Personalized and tailor-made experiences” for its proposal “Turning the hotel accommodation to a unique experience”!...
March 21st, 2017 | Awards, Events, Food and Drink, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

CYPRUS & SERBIA: On a virtuous cycle of sovereign rating upgrades

CYPRUS & SERBIA: On a virtuous cycle of sovereign rating upgrades
Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note – CYPRUS & SERBIA: On a virtuous cycle of sovereign rating upgrades (Tuesday, March 21, 2017) On March 17th, Standard and Poor’s upgraded the sovereign rating of Cyprus by one notch (from BB to BB+) with a stable outlook. The decision confirmed...
March 21st, 2017 | Banking, Reports | Read More

Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions

Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions
Greece Macro Monitor (21.03.2017) Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions: How generous is it by international standards and relative to the rest of the EU? 1. For a couple of decades before the outbreak of the Greek sovereign debt crisis, Greece’s pension expenditure recorded...
March 21st, 2017 | Country Profiles, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure in European trade on Tuesday as the less-hawkish-than-expected tone of last week’s FOMC monetary policy statement continued...
March 21st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure across the board as the less-hawkish-than expected tone of the FOMC monetary policy statement released after the conclusion...
March 20th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure against its major currency peer while  US Treasuries’ positive reaction to the less hawkish than expected FOMC monetary...
March 17th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 16, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 16, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Fed raised the federal funds rate by 25bps to a target range of 0.75%-1.0% at the two-day monetary policy meeting that concluded late on Wednesday,...
March 16th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Continued Capers volatility with Geopolitical Economic uncertainty

Continued Capers volatility with Geopolitical Economic uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with 35 points plus standing at 1,147, thanks to the excellent but also volatile “performance” of the Capesize tonnage. The Geopolitical situation, as expected and as things prove becomes more and more uncertain. John Faraclas’ midweek report: The...
March 15th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders
MARCH 15, 2017 / LEAVE A COMMENT EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders To mark one year since the EU closed its borders, refugee community leaders – supported by the local community in Lesvos – have come together to fight for the rights of refugees...
March 15th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Letters, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, UN | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Dutch voters go the poll today to elect the 150 members of the lower house of parliament. Polling stations close at 21:00 CET. The first exit poll will...
March 15th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Celestyal Cruises Announces New Season in the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises Announces New Season in the Aegean
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Celestyal Cruises, the specialist in destination-centric cruising, has announced its new season in the Aegean with new itineraries, new destinations and a new Celestyal Inclusive Experience. Celestyal Nefeli embarked on the company’s classic Iconic Aegean itineraries on March...
March 14th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, News, Tourism | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD gained some ground in European trade on Tuesday supported by market expectations for a 25bps rate hike at this week’s two-day FOMC monetary...
March 14th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT
John Faraclas The BDI was modestly up and Geopolitics get the impulse of BREXIT – to be triggered anytime now; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 13 points at 1,099, thanks once again to the Capers, as all other sizes where on a single-digit plus or minus modus. The...
March 13th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Markets, News, Religion, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships reactivates “Pucon” on period fixture with OOCL

Diana Containerships reactivates “Pucon” on period fixture with OOCL
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES THE REACTIVATION AND  THE TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V PUCON WITH OOCL ATHENS, GREECE, March 13, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that...
March 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 13, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 13, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The US’ non-farm payrolls report for February surprised positively providing further support to the prevailing market view for a 25bps rate hike at...
March 13th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

5th Greek Press Association-UK dinner honoured by distinguished guests

5th Greek Press Association-UK dinner honoured by distinguished guests
Martha Petridis (nee Chrysomallis) president of the GPA -UK introducing hte event Guest speakers highlight Delphi’s past and present significance and suggest a new approach to seeking the Parthenon Sculptures restitution The Greek Press Association-UK (GPA-UK) successfully held its 5th annual dinner...
March 10th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, People and Places, Person Profiles, Press and Media | Read More

Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case

Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case
Costas Frangeskides, Partner,Holman Fenwick Willan LLP Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case UPDATED. Lebanese brothers bringing an ICSID claim against Greece have failed to unseat the state’s appointee to the tribunal, prolific French arbitrator Brigitte Stern, on the basis that her...
March 10th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Claims, Disputes, Legal, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More