14 August 2012
As we approach the fourth anniversary of the start of the global financial and economic crisis the outlook continues to be bleak. The V-shaped recovery is now ancient history and the sustainable growth level that we hoped would settle high continue to show a sideways or even descending trend.
14 February 2012
... paving the way for a growth scenario, as the dark clouds just won’t go away before that happens. As the world continues to deal with severe economic challenges – a very fragile world economy and high volatility in the financial markets – the IMF slashed its forecast for global GDP growth across the board.
11 April 2012
The global economy is getting better. The dark clouds that were piling up towards the end of 2011 have now spread, as brisk winds of change are beginning to restore optimism. However, the economic crisis is still not over and many tough political decisions have to be made before we can stand on top of a sustainable recovery. Three factors give us reason to believe things are getting better:
06 May 2016
On 12 April 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its updated World Economic Outlook stating that future economic prospects are now so poor that an immediate, proactive response is called for.
11 August 2010
Demand: There is no doubt that the main drivers in dry bulk shipping are beginning to show some muscle; China and perhaps even more so, vessel oversupply in particular in the Capesize segment, is responsible for recent weakness in rates as well as adding doubt to the future.
14 October 2010
Global Economy: WTO says that trade is likely to grow by 13.5% in 2010. This is an upward revision of world trade from the March forecast of 10%. The massive growth comes back-to-back with the 2009 decline of 12.2%, and has to be seen in that perspective. However, the news is positive and definitely helpful for the global economy as it struggles to leave the crisis behind and sustain positive growth going forward.
14 April 2010
Floating storage is coming down on the narrowing of market contango, but persists in playing an important part in tanker demand
16 May 2010
China is firmly back on the growth trend with PMI indices at pre-crisis level showing sustained growth in the manufacturing sector
04 January 2018
2017 was a year of change. Much of it for the better, but a cautious approach is still needed for 2018 to maintain the progress already achieved.
18 December 2018
This article contains extracts from BIMCO's Reflections 2019, which will be available in full on 2 January 2019 on www.bimco.org and will be sent out to all BIMCO members alongside thier free member copy of BIMCO's Holiday Calendar 2019.