Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, The Bulletin: Eurovision

Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, The Bulletin: Eurovision
The Straits of Hormuz Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, The Bulletin: Eurovision Thursday 23 January 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.4.3 Commentary: Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore It was once conventional wisdom that the US had a near-vital interest...
January 23rd, 2020 | Comment, Military, News | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday 22, January 2020)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday 22, January 2020)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday 22, January 2020) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS January 22, 2020 Global Markets Global equity markets were modestly firmer early today, as China’s response to the new coronavirus tempered fears over a global pandemic. UST and German Bund yields were...
January 22nd, 2020 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

US currency monitoring list needs rethink, Central banking in 2020

US currency monitoring list needs rethink, Central banking in 2020
US currency monitoring list needs rethink, Central banking in 2020 Tuesday 21 January 2020 –  Vol.11 Ed.4.1 Commentary: US currency monitoring list needs rethink By Mark Sobel in Washington Coverage of the US Treasury’s latest foreign exchange report focused on China, given the reversal...
January 21st, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Why the ECB must keep its monetary pillar, Mark Sobel’s 2020 predictions, and more

Why the ECB must keep its monetary pillar, Mark Sobel’s 2020 predictions, and more
. Why the ECB must keep its monetary pillar, Mark Sobel’s 2020 predictions, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 13-17 January 2020, Vol.11 Ed.1 Most-Read Commentary ECB must keep its monetary pillar: The European Central Bank’s two pillars of...
January 18th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday 15, January 2020)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday 15, January 2020)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday 15, January 2020) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS January 15, 2020 Global Markets Global equity markets were little changed in early trade today ahead of the signing of the US/China Phase One trade deal agreement in Washington at 16:30GMT. According to...
January 15th, 2020 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

From new normal to new mediocrity, Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard

From new normal to new mediocrity, Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard
. From new normal to new mediocrity, Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard Tuesday 14 January 2020 Vol.11 Ed.3.1 Commentary: From new normal to new mediocrity By Mark Sobel in Washington Pundit predictions for the 2020 global economy abound. A consensus exists – global growth will be underwhelming...
January 14th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

American Club Circular no.02/20 – additional US economic sanctions imposed against Iran

American Club Circular no.02/20 – additional US economic sanctions imposed against Iran
American Club Circular no.02/20 – additional US economic sanctions imposed against Iran JANUARY 10, 2020   CIRCULAR NO. 02/20   TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION   Dear Member: ADDITIONAL US ECONOMIC SANCTIONS IMPOSED AGAINST IRAN   Today, the US Treasury Department announced additional US sanctions...
January 10th, 2020 | P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

New SeaRobotics hybrid-electric autonomous research boat is powered by Torqeedo.

New SeaRobotics hybrid-electric autonomous research boat is powered by Torqeedo.
New SeaRobotics hybrid-electric autonomous research boat is powered by Torqeedo. DEUTSCH Stuart, Fla. USA (January 10, 2020) – Dependable performance, extended time on station and quiet operation are key criteria when conducting acoustic underwater surveys.  That’s why SeaRobotics selected an...
January 10th, 2020 | Technology | Read More

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…
John Faraclas; photo by Niki Paterakis                           The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point since yesterday and now stands at 772 points. Geopolitically...
January 9th, 2020 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
Hot Port news from GAC 09-Jan-2020 DREDGING AT KWAI TSING CONTAINER TERMINALS 1, 2 & 5 Hong Kong SAFETY & SECURITY ZONES FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS New Orleans, United States UPDATE ON SINGLE-USE PLASTICS BAN India Dredging at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals 1, 2 & 5 Thursday, January...
January 9th, 2020 | Construction, Environment, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points since yesterday and now the situ becomes a bit critical with unknown repercussions.  The Geopolitical situation following an early morning Iranian ballistic attack against bases with possible...
January 8th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance
American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance JANUARY 08, 2020 MARITIME SECURITY COMMUNICATIONS WITH INDUSTRY (MSCI) NOTICE ON THE THREAT TO COMMERCIAL VESSELS FROM IRAN AND ITS PROXIES: GUIDANCE GENERALLY...
January 8th, 2020 | Military, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what?

Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what?
John Faraclas Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 53 points as well as the 800 point threshold. Geopolitics are expected to be explosive as ever… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ once again on a triple-digit fall –...
January 7th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…
John Faraclas The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points as well as the 900 points threshold thanks to yet another triple-digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost...
January 6th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ triple-digit fall brings the BDI below the 1,000 point threshold!!

Capes’ triple-digit fall brings the BDI below the 1,000 point threshold!!
John Faraclas Capes’ triple-digit fall brings the BDI below the 1,000 point threshold!! Yesterday’s headline from this medium on the 2020 being an Annus Horribilis was spectacularly proven verbatim right today with the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) losing 114 points. At 976 sends the message: tough times...
January 2nd, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

U.S. wades into Baltic and Black Sea pipeline politics

U.S. wades into Baltic and Black Sea pipeline politics
U.S. wades into Baltic and Black Sea pipeline politics At a Glance… In its efforts to reduce Russian leverage over Europe, the U.S. has enacted legislation imposing sanctions on foreign companies involved in constructing Russian-sponsored gas pipelines in the Baltic and Black Seas. Authors: Leigh...
January 2nd, 2020 | Energy, Legal | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 28-Dec-2019 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 29 DECEMBER 2019-11 JANUARY 2020 Worldwide VESSEL TRAFFIC REMAINS SUSPENDED Sabine Pass, USA UNAVAILABILITY OF SHALLOW BERTHS Mumbai, India SHIPS URGED TO BE ON HIGH ALERT AFTER RECENT SPATE OF PIRACY INCIDENTS Singapore VESSEL TRAFFIC UPDATE Lake Charles,...
December 28th, 2019 | Holidays, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Achieving Nirvana Through Technology

Achieving Nirvana Through Technology
. Achieving Nirvana Through Technology  How many of us have tried multiple strategies to reach Nirvana (an ideal condition of rest, harmony, stability, or joy). I know that I have tried meditation, yoga and chocolate, yet I am still in search of that place of peace and well-being.  It is certainly...
December 11th, 2019 | Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Willbur Ross and John Paulson Optimistic on Greece’s Comeback as a Business & Investment Destination

Willbur Ross and John Paulson Optimistic on Greece’s Comeback as a Business & Investment Destination
Willbur Ross and John Paulson Optimistic on Greece’s Comeback as a Business & Investment Destination. New York, December 10, 2019 On Monday December 9, 2019, the “21st Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum” concluded with an Official Dinner at the Union League Club, presenting the “2019...
December 11th, 2019 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

Fed’s enduring target rate debacle, Outlook for Chile and Latin America

Fed’s enduring target rate debacle, Outlook for Chile and Latin America
. Fed’s enduring target rate debacle, Outlook for Chile and Latin America Tuesday 10 December 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.50.1 Commentary: Fed’s enduring target rate debacle By Pierre Ortlieb in London A critical issue looms over US monetary policy-making: the choice of alternative reference and...
December 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Monday 9, December 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Monday 9, December 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Monday 9, December 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS December 9, 2019 Global Markets Global equity markets kicked off the week on a positive tone supported by Friday’s stronger-than-expected US non-farm payrolls data. Meanwhile, US Treasuries opened higher...
December 9th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BIMCO Shipping number of the week: 0.0%, no change in US imports of steel goods from Brazil despite quota

BIMCO Shipping number of the week: 0.0%, no change in US imports of steel goods from Brazil despite quota
The BIMCO House 0.0%, no change in US imports of steel goods from Brazil despite quota In the first ten months of the year, the US imported 3.9 million tonnes of steel goods from Brazil, the same as was imported in the first ten months of 2017, despite the US putting in place quotas which was supposed...
December 6th, 2019 | Associations, BIMCO, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday 6, December 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday 6, December 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday 6, December 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS December 6, 2019 Global Markets USTs and German Bunds remained under pressure on the overall positive take on the US/China trade talks. In FX markets, the GBP remained well-supported on new polls indicating...
December 6th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

New Fed reports fall short on risks, Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, and more

New Fed reports fall short on risks, Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, and more
Fed Chair Jerome Powell New Fed reports fall short on risks, Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 25-30 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.48 Most-Read Commentary New Fed reports fall short on risks: In 2018...
November 30th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday 29, November 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday 29, November 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday 29, November 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS November 29, 2019 Global Markets Investors retained a cautious stance on risk assets earlier today amid market concerns that the US law backing Hong Kong protestors could complicate the process towards a US/China...
November 29th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More