Market Insights

Market Information Friday 3 May 2024

Brussels offers Lebanon €1 billion in support until 2028 to address the economic crisis, on the condition that Beirut stops the influx of Syrian refugees to the European Union. The funds will be allocated to housing, healthcare, education, and improved border control, with over €250 million directed towards economic development. This assistance is in addition to the €2.6 billion that the EU has already invested in the Lebanese refugee crisis since 2011.

In March, both the export and import of the United States decreased, therefore the trade deficit will not change according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Exports decreased by 2.0 percent to $257.6 billion, while imports decreased by 1.6 percent to $327.0 billion. This kept the U.S. trade deficit stable at $69.4 billion, almost matching the predicted $69.5 billion. The deficits with China and the European Union were $24.1 billion and $19.5 billion, respectively.

According to final figures from S&P Global released on Thursday, the eurozone’s industry showed slightly less contraction in April than previously measured. The purchasing managers’ index for the currency union’s industry decreased from 46.1 to 45.7, with the preliminary index at 45.6.

The 6M Euribor decreased with 2 basis points to 3.80% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 4 basis points to 2.82% compared to previous business day.

In the attachment, today’s market data on money and capital market rates as well as other rates are presented.


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