19 February 2018
It has been quite some time since macro-economic development has looked this positive and as supportive of shipping.
29 August 2017
BIMCO reported in our previous macroeconomics report in April 2017 that monthly indicators were showing a strengthening in the global economy. The firm growth dynamics in advanced economies have now, four months later, had a cascade effect on some emerging markets and developing economies (EMDE). This solid growth has sparked an appetite for EMDE assets and indicates that the market expects a pickup.
15 June 2015
The global macroeconomic scene has become more volatile, with prominent factors such as oil prices and global currencies causing a commotion.
10 October 2013
With a sigh of relief, shipping people all over the world received the positive numbers indicating the beginning of the recovery of the European economy.
19 August 2013
2013 was expected to turn the sour circle round and bring forth a year with a higher growth rate than that of 2012 – but it is about to evaporate in the Summer heat.
11 December 2013
As we are about to call it a day on 2013, we can now look back at a year that we are happy to say good-bye to, as it disappointed us. One year ago, 2013 was proclaimed to be a year with stronger growth than the one we had just left. Today, we are predicting the same thing in 2014, which is estimated to be just as good at 2013 was supposed to be.
10 April 2013
Global monetary policy easing, low interest rates and volatile inflationary pressure from goods, services, and assets is “dish of the day” as the global economy is desperate to shrug off the bad effects of the financial crisis that still haunts us.
12 June 2013
What we all seem to want is stable and sustainable economic growth within which to build our business, but what we are getting at the moment is recurrent minor shocks that shake our confidence and prohibit us from moving forward fast.
12 February 2013
The global economy remains on the expansionary track at the start of 2013. The positive development is underpinned by rising global employment, a faster new order inflow and a higher output of services and manufactured goods.
19 February 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised down its predictions for global growth in 2019 and 2020. It forecasts growth to be 3.5% in 2019 and 3.6% in 2020. This means a dampening of global growth over the next two years, as growth in 2018 is estimated to be 3.7% The slowdown will affect both advanced and emerging economies.