Senior Markets Reporter
Nidaa Bakhsh joined Lloyd’s List in September 2015 to beef up dry bulk coverage as part of the editorial expansion that saw six other reporters join globally. She is responsible for weekly market commentaries for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize bulkers, as well as company news related to dry bulk owners and operators. She also dips into offshore analysis, wet markets, port news and containers when the need arises.
Nidaa is a seasoned reporter and joins us from Bloomberg News where she covered energy companies and oil, refining markets for almost eight years. Before that, she covered the petrochemicals sector at Platts, a unit of McGraw Hill, for over four years covering price assessments for aromatics, methanol, and styrenics.
She started her career in trade journalism in 2001, covering European power and natural gas markets at PH Energy, founded by Patrick Heren, before the publication was sold to Icis-Heren.
Nidaa was born in Zimbabwe and speaks fluent French and some German. She enjoys travelling, gardens and baking.
Latest From Nidaa Bakhsh
Ukraine grain deal in jeopardy following Russia ammonia pipeline blast
Russia had been calling for the ammonia pipeline, which runs from the city of Togliatti to the Odesa port in Ukraine, to be re-opened, allowing its unhindered exports
Capesize rates recover on talk of China policy props
The forward curve has responded to the flicker of hope that the Chinese government is looking to shore up the real estate sector, which is a big consumer of imported bulk commodities such as iron ore, coal, steel and cement
Product tanker crew released after hostage ordeal in Libya
After months in captivity, the seafarers are making their way back home, according to a Lloyd’s List Intelligence incident report
Saverys family unit launches formal bid to take Exmar private
Two months after citing its intention to take over Belgian specialised offshore company in which it is majority holder, Saverex launches formal move to buy all shares it or affiliates do not already own
Bauxite trades remain strong even as Indonesia bans exports
China has been the main buyer of bauxite for aluminium production, increasingly turning to Guinea in West Africa for supplies and boosting tonne-miles in the process
Jefferies lowers dry bulk estimates on weaker China steel outlook
While China’s reopening led to higher steel production and iron ore imports, a sustained recovery ‘seems farther away’ based on the recent drop in steel prices, says Jefferies equity analyst Omar Nokta. However, an expected China stimulus could be a positive near-term trigger