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  • Oil falls, set to be Q1 worst-performer

    Oil prices are slightly higher, although their three-day rally has run out of much of their steam as a higher US rig count signalled rising production from shale, contributing to the global supply glut.

  • Marine Money celebrates its 30th anniversary

    Experts disclose the current maritime finance challenges

    Ship owners, operators, traders, financers, investors and maritime experts join together to discuss the positive signs of the maritime industry on the Middle East by addressing the financial opportunities in the market throughout the current political situation that is taking place worldwide

  • Ship Finance International Limited’s (SFL) stock...

    Ship Finance International Limited (SFL), a part of Services sector and belongs to Shipping industry; ended its day with loss -2.73% and finalized at the price of $14.25. During its last trading session, Stock traded with the total exchanged volume of 0.86 million shares. The average volume stands around 0.83 million shares. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. The stock has relative volume of 1.04. Relative volume is ratio between current volume and 3-month average value, intraday adjusted.

  • Bank Gives Rickmers Maritime Deadline for Revised...

    German HSH Nordbank has provided Singapore’s containership owner and operator Rickmers Maritime with a deadline- April 15, 2017 – to present a concept that ensures a “higher level of total recoveries” than under a winding-up scenario of the firm. 

  • RCL steps up port investment, this time in Penang

    Penang Port will collaborate with Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) in a joint venture to upgrade and improve Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal in Georgetown, Penang, to accommodate berthing of larger cruise ships at its facilities. The 60/40 joint venture will be jointly managed by both parties, with the majority stake held by Penang Port.

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To pool or not to pool

While the worst might be over for the dry bulk shipping sector, a full recovery is still some way off; the future remains fragile. With shipowners reluctant to settle for low rates for a long period of time, there has been an increased interest in pools.

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Seaspan Corporation: The Bear Case From a Bull

Despite delivering steadily rising revenue, bears have mauled Seaspan Corporation's (NYSE: SSW) stock over the past few years. They've done so by focusing the market's attention on three things: the turbulent shipping market, Seaspan's massive debt load, and earnings issues on the horizon. Here's a closer look at why they believe these issues will continue to weigh on its stock in the near term. 

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LNG derivatives could set off market for all

The steep drop in the price of oil and resultant de-couupling of the link between crude and LNG prices could be the spark that the clean burning gas needs to explode in popularity and result in the development of a true Asian gas market while shipping will play an integral role in this, speakers at Marine Money's 10th Hong Kong Ship Finance Forum said.

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IMF: How an Extended Period of Low Growth Could Reshape the Financial Industry

What happens if advanced economies remain stuck in a long-lasting funk marked by tepid growth, low interest rates, aging populations and stagnant productivity? Japan offers an example of the impact on banks, and our analysis suggests that there could also be far-reaching consequences for insurance companies, pension funds, and asset-management firms.

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