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Global maritime crude oil trade is climbing into positive territory - 03/13/2019

Stagnation of maritime trade in oil and oil products, ignited by OPEC + restrictions and excess tonnage in the market, affected results of tanker companies in 2018. Freight rates, although they went up at the end of the year, continue to remain low, and most market players are still showing net losses. But analysts expect an improvement in the situation in 2019 and 2020: growth of the market will...

Is it worth investing in palladium? - 03/11/2019

Rapid rise in prices for palladium, which have almost doubled in the last six months, is attracting attention of private investors. Is it worth investing in this metal now? At the end of February, the cost of palladium has exceeded the level of $ 1,500 per troy ounce for the first time in history, and on February 26 the price of the metal reached $ 1,534 per ounce. Currently, quotes have...

Morgan Stanley: oil demand in China will peak in 2025 - 03/08/2019

Demand for oil in China will reach its peak level in 2025, that is, 5-8 years earlier than most analysts expect, according to Morgan Stanley. Experts noted that such a forecast is based on uniqueness of the transport model implemented by the Chinese authorities. While most countries with a fast-growing economy expect an increase in oil consumption due to an increase in demand for cars, electric...

Mario Draghi: Universal weakness and widespread uncertainty are Eurozone's main problems - 03/08/2019

The most unpleasant mid-term concerns of analysts about prospects for the euro area economies in 2019 have been confirmed. After the meeting of the Board of Directors of the European Central Bank (ECB), its head Mario Draghi announced that the bank’s rate increase will probably not happen until 2020.The Eurozone’s GDP growth forecast for the next year has been reduced from 1.7% to 1.1%, and the...

China is looking for new ways to support the economy - 03/07/2019

Chinese authorities lowered the benchmark for economic growth in the country in 2019 to 6–6.5%. At the same time, as follows from the working report of the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, the economy will need stimulating measures to achieve such an indicator. In particular, he means reduction of tax rates on value added and expansion of borrowing for...

UK Central Bank: British banks are ready for hard Brexit - 03/06/2019

The Bank of England (Central Bank of Great Britain) believes that the country's banking system is strong enough to withstand shocks in the case of the so-called “hard” Brexit, that is, the UK withdrawal from the European Union without a special agreement. "The capital adequacy ratio of the main banks in the UK is more than three times higher than that before the financial crisis," says the...

5 new Silicon Valleys for real estate investment - 03/06/2019

Knight Frank has compiled a list of cities that will be particularly attractive to ultrarich in the coming years. Knight Frank's experts defined the top 5 cities that would potentially be interesting for real estate investments. They analyzed factors that will contribute to the economic growth of cities and increase the well-being of their inhabitants. In addition, the experts took into account...

Analysts: Gold prices are going down - 03/05/2019

International investors are rapidly reducing investment in defensive assets. The total assets of the funds investing in gold have updated a month and a half minimum, dropping below 2.24 thousand tons. Hopes for the conclusion of a trade agreement between the US and China, as well as the increased risks of a new hike in the US Federal Reserve rate, are forcing investors to reduce investments in...

UK commercial construction sector stops because of Brexit - 03/04/2019

According to the estimates of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), political uncertainty in the UK has had a negative impact on the country's construction sector. In the last quarter of 2018, RICS notes, almost no applications were submitted for the construction of commercial and industrial facilities, and this is the first time in the last six years. In a review of the...

Moody’s reveal industries with maximum financial risk from cyber attacks - 03/04/2019

Business hacker attacks indirectly promise deterioration of access to lending and increased cost of debt service. Analysts at rating agency Moody’s studied possible risks of cyber attacks for the credit ratings of companies from 35 sectors with a total debt of $ 70 trillion. “We view cyber risks as event risk that can have a significant impact on sectors and individual organizations. Data leakage...
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