Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Italy downturn signals troubled summer, The potential for central bank digital currencies

Italy downturn signals troubled summer, The potential for central bank digital currencies
Commentary: Italy downturn signals troubled summer By Sofia Melis in Rome Luigi Di Maio, leader of Five Star Movement, and Matteo Salvini, head of the League, proclaim the strong partnership between Italy’s two governing parties. Not only will they retain power, they say; they will also implement...
February 27th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, News | Read More

Greece takes centre stage for RINA

Greece takes centre stage for RINA
l to r: Maro Varvate, Spyros Zolotas, Nello Sulfaro, Massimo Volta and Stefanos Chatzinikolaou Recognising the importance of the Greek shipping market RINA, the ship classification, testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering multinational, announced this week that it has restructured...
February 22nd, 2019 | Classification Societies | Read More

Register now for the ESPO Conference 2019

Register now for the ESPO Conference 2019
The Goldoni Theatre (Teatro Goldoni) Register now for the ESPO Conference 2019 (Livorno, 23-24 May) For its 2019 Annual Conference, ESPO is taking you to Livorno. The Port Network Authority of the North Tyrrhenian Sea, host of the event, includes next to Tuscany’s premier port, Livorno, the ports...
February 19th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Mark Sobel on the Fed, Steve Hanke on Venezuela, and more

Mark Sobel on the Fed, Steve Hanke on Venezuela, and more
OMFIF update Week 7 2019 11-15 February 2019 Vol.10 Ed.7 COMMENTARY Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis After a brief recovery, Italy has succumbed to its third recession in a decade. Its government is unlikely to revive flagging investor confidence. Ahead of the European elections, it...
February 16th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis, Hard currencies outlook

Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis, Hard currencies outlook
Commentary: Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis By Desmond Lachman in Washington Italy has succumbed to its third recession in a decade. Its government is becoming more radical in a manner that is unlikely to revive flagging investor confidence in the country. It is now openly attacking...
February 14th, 2019 | News | Read More

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Piraeus and the Ports of Venice and Chioggia to strengthen the cargo flows.

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Piraeus and the Ports of Venice and Chioggia to strengthen the cargo flows.
Pino Musolino, president of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority and Captain Fu Chengqiu, CEO of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. The CEO of the Port Authority of Piraeus, Captain Fu Chengqiu and the President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Pino Musolino, during a meeting held at the PPA headquarters,...
February 11th, 2019 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grimaldi Orders MAN B&W Two-Stroke Propulsion Engines/Turbocharger Package as Part of New Hybrid Generation

Grimaldi Orders MAN B&W Two-Stroke Propulsion Engines/Turbocharger Package as Part of New Hybrid Generation
Copenhagen, 2019-02-11 − MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply 18 × MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 TIER II-compliant main engines for 9 × 7,800 lane-metre RoRo vessels intended for operation in the Mediterranean Sea. The customer is the Grimaldi Group, the Naples, Italy-based shipping company...
February 11th, 2019 | Emissions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

RINA Events – Super and Mega Yachts 2019

Design & Construction of Super & Mega Yachts 14-15 May 2019, Genoa, Italy  Call for Papers Deadline – 11th February 2019 Following on the highly successful series of conferences, RINA is pleased to return to Genoa for the seventh edition of its Super and Mega Yachts conference. The...
January 29th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Yachting | Read More

Fiscal money solution for Rome, 100th edition of The Bulletin

Fiscal money solution for Rome, 100th edition of The Bulletin
. Commentary: Fiscal money solution for Rome By Biagio Bossone, Marco Cattaneo, Massimo Costa, and Stefano Sylos Labini Fiscal money is a transferable and negotiable government-issued security that bearers may use for obtaining tax rebates two years from issuance. In the case of Italy, FM could fund...
January 15th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, News | Read More

Back to Brussels on Brexit, In conversation with Marco Cattaneo

Back to Brussels on Brexit, In conversation with Marco Cattaneo
. Commentary: Back to Brussels on Brexit By Norman Lamont in London Prime Minister Theresa May, facing a crucial House of Commons vote on 15 January on Britain’s EU exit, is running down the clock until members of parliament feel they have no option but to back the government’s deal over...
January 11th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

Italy is not Greece

Italy is not Greece
Emmanouela Depounti Italy is not Greece By Emmanouela Depounti, Attorney at Law, Former legal advisor of Agricultural Bank of Greece SA, Former introducer of Astrobank Ltd (Cyprus). …And it’ s about time to stop the comparison between Italy’s 10th largest bank,  Banca Carige, which has been put...
January 9th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Insight | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 20, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 20, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate by a further 25bps to a range of 2.25%-2.50% at this week’s two-day meeting which concluded late yesterday, as expected. The forward guidance in the statement was slightly modified. The...
December 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | 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

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 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 6, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity indices traded lower on Thursday after Canadian authorities arrested the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei for extradition to the US amid alleged violations of Iranian sanctions. The arrest amplified investor worries over...
December 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ClassNK opens new survey office in Reggio Calabria

ClassNK opens new survey office in Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria – Leading classification society ClassNK has opened a new exclusive survey office in Reggio Calabria, Italy with operations beginning 5 December 2018. Reggio Calabria, located in Southwest Italy, faces the Strait of Messina which crosses through the Italian Peninsula and Sicily. In...
December 5th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles | Read More

New MEDports partnership agrees 2019 action plan

New MEDports partnership agrees 2019 action plan
Marseilles passenger terminal The Marseille-headquartered MEDports Association – founded five months ago by 20 Mediterranean port authorities – has set out a 2019 activity roadmap including the adoption of common key performance indicators and a ‘single window’ cargo community system. Other...
December 5th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ports & Terminals | 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@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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 15 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 15 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: UK Prime Minister announced yesterday the Cabinet’s approval for the tentative agreement reached with EU27 on the terms of the Brexit divorce. This is expected to open the way for an extraordinary EU Council meeting in late November...
November 15th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ECB on brink of egregious policy error, Islamic finance Bulletin

ECB on brink of egregious policy error, Islamic finance Bulletin
Commentary: ECB on brink of egregious policy error By Desmond Lachman in Washington ECB President Mario Draghi sees no need for the central bank to change course from its decision to withdraw monetary policy stimulus by concluding its bond-buying programme later this year. He does so despite growing...
November 15th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News, Shipfinance | Read More

The BDI@1,009: truth is stranger than fiction…

The BDI@1,009: truth is stranger than fiction…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with yet another fall; at 1,009 – minus 55 might soon create one of the biggest disasters in shipping’s recent history if it goes below the 1,000 point-threshold, something though more than possible… We have seen...
November 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GEODIS awarded “2018 Logistics Player of the Year” in Italy

GEODIS awarded “2018 Logistics Player of the Year” in Italy
(l-r) Pietro Lucio Canova, GEODIS and Dario Da Pra, GEODIS with Luigi Terzi from Assologistica The Group took home the prestigious annual prize rewarding Italian companies that stand out for innovative approaches and solutions. With the project “Aero roll-cages conveyor system,” GEODIS in Italy has...
October 29th, 2018 | Awards, Logistics | Read More

ECB ponders reinvestment options, London as a hub for Islamic finance

ECB ponders reinvestment options, London as a hub for Islamic finance
Commentary: ECB ponders reinvestment options By David Marsh and Ben Robinson in London The pernicious politics of Europe’s quantitative easing reflect the innate complications of carrying out unified monetary operations across a disparate 19-country region. These realities will overshadow the intricate...
October 24th, 2018 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Sustainability of Italy’s public finances under question post budget announcement (Thursday, October 18, 2018)

Sustainability of Italy’s public finances under question post budget announcement (Thursday, October 18, 2018)
.. Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Thursday, October 18, 2018) Sustainability of Italy’s public finances under question post budget announcement Executive Summary The Italian government’s Draft Budgetary Plan 2019, based on its earlier multi-year Economic and Financial...
October 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More