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  • EIB signs agreement of 150 million euros to...

    The European Investment Bank and Dutch bank ABN Amro will sign an agreement today to support investments for greening the European shipping fleet. This framework is the first with a financial institution in the Netherlands and is supported by the “Connecting Europe Facility” and was made possible by the ”EFSI” (European Fund for Strategic Investments), central pillar of the Juncker Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe.

  • Japan and EU Protest DSME Bailout from S. Korean...

    Japan and the European Union officially raised concerns over the Korean government’s latest 2.9 trillion won ($2.5 billion) bailout plan to rescue cash-strapped Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering at a working group meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, a government official said Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • IBM is going all in on blockchain for trade...

    Software giant IBM has been a leader in blockchain-based solutions targeting trade finance, launching solutions for Indian Mahindra Group in December 2016, and in partnership with Danish shipping behemoth Maersk.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • IMF: How an Extended Period of Low Growth Could...

    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.

  • With Global Financial Markets, How Much Control...

    The outlook for further interest-rate increases by the US Federal Reserve revives interest in a compelling question: In an increasingly integrated global financial system, how much control do countries outside of the US retain over their economic policies?

  • Stocks Buzz: American Capital Agency Corp. (...

    Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) closed at $20.05 in last trading day. After noting the initial trading entry at $19.91, it reached to a day’s high of $20.07 and moved to a day’s low of $19.85. The recent daily volume was 2.67 million as contrast to it’s an average volume of 2.9 million.

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Russia Says Economy Less Dependent on Oil

The Russian budget has adjusted to oil price swings, according to Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. The non-energy fiscal deficit has dropped, while the ruble has gained over 11% year-on-year, proving the resilience of the economy to low crude prices.

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Is Ship Finance a Great Stock for Value Investors?

Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value?

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Engineers Gate Manager LP Boosts Stake in Ship Finance International Limited (SFL)

Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its stake in shares of Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) by 3.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 69,986 shares of the shipping company’s stock after buying an additional 2,439 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP owned about 0.07% of Ship Finance International Limited worth $1,029,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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