Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The EUR rose to EUR/USD1.1381 at the time of writing from Wednesday’s close of 1.1343 and the dollar index slipped 0.2 percent to 96.554 after news that a Chinese delegation will travel to the United States for trade talks. GREECE: According...
August 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@ 1,725 amid an upcoming geopolitical chaos

The BDI@ 1,725 amid an upcoming geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 16 points earlier on today; Geopolitics still chaotically messy! John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capes still the main driver for the dry cargoes saw the BCIp up 51 points at 3,587. The Panamaxes managed...
August 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, August 14, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, August 14, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity indices advanced on Tuesday, the US dollar retreated from its highest level in about 14 months while US Treasury yields edged higher, as the Turkish Lira was broadly stable overnight, though Chinese shares traded lower...
August 14th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets traded in the red on Monday as a plunge in the Turkish lira generated a sell-off in risky assets while boosting demand for safe haven currencies such as the Swiss franc, the yen and the US dollar. After losing...
August 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Another wildfire in Greece

Another wildfire in Greece
A …deformed sun set given the effect of the wildfires… Following the wildfires nearly three weeks ago  (23/7) in Greece’s Attica region– Mati, Kineta, Rafina, Kato Voutzas and Little Red Port which claimed the lives of 94 people, many injured and still a dozen missing, another major...
August 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Environment | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets pulled back on Friday as turmoil in major emerging markets (the plunging Turkish lira, Sino-US trade conflict as well as US sanctions on Russia for election meddling) continued to dampen sentiment. In FX markets,...
August 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 9, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 9, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Asian equity markets traded mixed on Thursday, with China’s tech shares leading the gains amid news for possible government support to further open the domestic technology sector to foreigners. In FX markets, the Russian ruble plunged...
August 9th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 8, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 8, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the positive momentum in Wall Street overnight, Asia equity indices traded in the black on Wednesday for a fourth day in a row. Nevertheless, China’s shares retreated on Wednesday after the US Trade Representative’s...
August 8th, 2018 | Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 6, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 6, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of Asian equity indices traded in the red on Monday amid escalating US/China trade tensions. China proposed on Friday retaliatory new tariffs (from 5% to 25%) on $60bn worth of US imported goods. Trying to counterbalance...
August 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

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 (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street closed in the red overnight for the third consecutive session as technology companies were further pressured, while Asian equity markets traded mixed on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected corporate profits announcements...
August 1st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  gained another 44 points and now stands at 1,747 thanks to the Capes’ continuous surge… Geopolitics a bit of the same – still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was up 191 points – now reading 3,471 points. CAUTION as this...
July 31st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Blaze and Blame

Blaze and Blame
.John Faraclas WITHOUT PREJUDICE Blaze and Blame Eight days have passed since the despicable events of the 23rd of July in Attica – mainly hitting Kineta, Mati, Rafina, Little Red Port, Neos Voutzas in the wildfires inferno which until this moment have claimed the lives of 92 people including young...
July 31st, 2018 | Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 31, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 31, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street closed in the red overnight for the third consecutive session as technology companies were further pressured, while Asian equity markets traded mixed on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected corporate profits announcements...
July 31st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Call for entry of 5th Bluegrowth Competition is now open! Until October

Call for entry of 5th Bluegrowth Competition is now open! Until October
The Bluegrowth aims to inspire and support startups with innovative ideas relating to the blue economy, including shipping, tourism, fisheries, and the marine ecosystem. The process is carried out through the big competition Bluegrowth, that was organized for the 4th year in a row, in which take part...
July 30th, 2018 | Energy, Environment, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

The Greek Economy: 2018 Mid-Year Review

The Greek Economy: 2018 Mid-Year Review
Economy and Markets  – “ The Greek Economy: 2018 Mid-Year Review ” Eurobank’s Economic Analysis and Financial Markets Research published today the second issue of the Economic Bulletin Economy & Markets for the year 2018. The issue features a study titled “The Greek Economy: 2018...
July 30th, 2018 | Banking, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 30, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 30, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring Friday’s negative performance on Wall Street with the tech stocks underperforming on weaker-than-expected corporate reports, global equity markets traded in the red on Monday while major currencies consolidated around Friday’s levels...
July 30th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

More losses for the BDI@1,676

More losses for the BDI@1,676
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 32 points earlier on today –  dropped below the 1,700 points threshold and proves how volatility is the name of the game… Geopolitics are turning sour in all fronts and Greece lives yet another tragedy thanks to the inability...
July 27th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Kallichoron’s Room2Give initiative to support the victims affected by the wildfires

Kallichoron’s Room2Give initiative to support the victims affected by the wildfires
Witnessing the massive destruction caused by the fires in Attica on July 23rd, this year we decided to stand next to the children and families tested by this untold tragedy, and try to relieve some of their pain via the Kallichoron Room2Give program. If you wish to support our efforts, please contact...
July 27th, 2018 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Food and Drink, Holidays, Story of the Week, Tourism | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 27, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 27, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations following important policy decisions last month, the ECB monetary policy meeting yesterday proved to be a non-event for financial markets. At the post-meeting press conference, Mario Draghi reiterated...
July 27th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Dry Market’s twists and turns

Dry Market’s twists and turns
John Faraclas It was a bit odd yesterday to witness the figures of all the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) indices. Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief market report: The BDI lost 64 points and now reads 1,708… The Capes’ BCI lost 159 points re-confirming once again how volatile this size is....
July 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 26, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets were higher in early European trade on Thursday supported by easing worries over a full-blown global trade war after EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump reached a “major...
July 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Olympiacos FC and Vangelis Marinakis offer one million euros to Greek wildfires victims

Olympiacos FC and Vangelis Marinakis offer one million euros to Greek wildfires victims
.. The leader of the Red and Whites instructed his associates to provide funds immediately to support residents devastated by wildfires 24 July 2018 – Olympiacos FC is always ready to help our fellow human beings who are in need, and it has done so countless times, on orders from its leader, Vangelis...
July 25th, 2018 | Charity, News, Sports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 25, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 25, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Core government bond yields retreated from Tuesday’s highs as market speculation that the BoJ will likely scale back its monetary stimulus at the next policy meeting on 30 July, faded. Furthermore, investors adopt a cautious tone...
July 25th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,774; messy geopolitics and the Greek inferno… continues

The BDI@1,774; messy geopolitics and the Greek inferno… continues
Fire Smog still covers the plain of Athens The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 56 points earlier on today giving, still, some hope, but: one size cannot dictate the market, nor it constitutes one! John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI with 56 points plus now since yesterday stands at 1,774 points, the closest...
July 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More