Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

Market volatility at its best; chaotic geopolitics ahead yet again…

Market volatility at its best; chaotic geopolitics ahead yet again…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) on …a falling, plus though modus, gained only 19 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,084 points; Geopolitical aspects – better say problems, following the USA elections begin to surface on all fronts; John Faraclas daily market recap: The Capers proved...
November 15th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Capers’ volatility adds to the BDI’s and market’s suspense…

Capers’ volatility adds to the BDI’s and market’s suspense…
John Faraclas The BDI close today at 688 points – that is an 18 points plus, but… as John Faraclas explains, things are getting off-hand! The Capers’ BCI 2014 was 81 points up at 1, 085, …”mirroring” the 18 points down of yesterday  and with the 18 points up of the BDI makes it an...
April 22nd, 2016 | Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grounded shipping markets need a salvor*…

Grounded shipping markets need a salvor*…
John Faraclas Our fifteenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 10th of April 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI remained the same for three consecutive days at 580...
April 10th, 2015 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Post eclipse BDI…

Post eclipse BDI…
John Faraclas Our twelve weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, on yet another special Friday, the 20th of March 2015, the day of yet another great solar eclipse, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The...
March 20th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Energy, European Union, Health and Safety, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance | Read More

It’s good to see the BDI …sized up at 524 !

It’s good to see the BDI …sized up at 524 !
John Faraclas; making his points more than clear… Now what do you make of this unexpected rise of the BDI even at plus 8 points? Has it anything to do with yesterday’s FTSE record at 6, 949.63? That was great, a great record given that the last one was in the previous millennium on 30 December...
February 25th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Consumers Market, Corruption, Defense, Energy, Environment, HR, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?
Dr. Andreas Koutras Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics? by Dr. Andreas Koutras Many analysts justified the recent change of heart of the Greek government to Eurogroup’s ultimatum and the hard stance of the German finance minister and the rest of the 17 finance ministers. This...
February 20th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Insight, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Strikes, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

US axes Swazi trade deal over rights abuses

US axes Swazi trade deal over rights abuses
Swaziland’s continuing workers’ rights abuses saw the country stripped of a special trade agreement with the USA last week. President Obama withdrew the country’s eligibility for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) last Thursday. Michael Froman, the US trade representative, explained...
July 1st, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

The US issues sanctions in response to developments in Ukraine

The US issues sanctions in response to developments in Ukraine
On 6 March President Obama issued an Executive Order (EO) imposing sanctions in connection with the evolving situation in Ukraine. The new sanctions are aimed at maintaining peace, stability and democracy in Ukraine, and authorize imposition of harsh penalties on those who violate the beleaguered country’s...
March 10th, 2014 | Legal, Politics and Government, Sanctions | Read More

US offshore exploration safer three years after Macondo: ex-commission members

US offshore exploration safer three years after Macondo: ex-commission members
The Macondo – oil spray US offshore hydrocarbons exploration is safer nearly three years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the US Gulf of Mexico, members of the federal commission that had investigated the spill said Wednesday. But while both industry and the US government deserve credit...
April 26th, 2013 | Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More