New figures published by the US Department of Labor on Thursday show that 1.31 million Americans filed for social assistance benefits during the week ending July 4, 2020. That is a small decrease compared to a week earlier, when the number of unemployed increased by 1.41 million. Economists had expected 1.39 million new unemployed in advance.
New figures from Statistics Netherlands show that production in Dutch industry decreased by 12.5 percent in May 2020 compared to May 2019. This is the largest decrease in over 11 years. In April 2020, production decreased by 11.0 percent compared to April 2019. On a monthly basis, industrial production fell by 1.9 percent in May 2020 compared to April 2020.
In France, industrial production increased by 19.6 percent in May 2020 compared to April 2020. This follows from figures published by Statistics France on Friday. In April 2020, monthly production increased by 20.6 percent compared to March 2020. For May 2020, economists had expected an increase of 12.5 percent. On an annual basis, industrial production in May 2020 was still 25.4 percent lower compared to May 2019.
The 6M Euribor decreased with 1 basis point to -0.32% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 2 basis points to -0.19% 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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