Between January 1 and January 8, 230,000 initial jobless claims were filed in the United States. The number of new applications thus increased by 23,000 from a week earlier. Analysts had previously predicted a decline of 7,000. The spread of the omicron variant seems to be the explanation for the unexpected increase. The four-week moving average also rose, by 6,250 to 210,750 applications.
Dutch goods exports increased by 8.7% in November 2021 compared to November 2020. This was reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) this morning. Compared to November 2019, the increase in exports was 10.2%. Goods imports also increased in November 2021, by 7.9% compared to 2020 and 9.6% relative to November 2019.
In December, China’s exports increased by 20.9% on an annual basis, according to figures published by the Chinese government. The increase is higher than analysts expected. They had taken into account an increase of 19.0%. Imports on the other hand rose less than expected, by 19.5% where analysts had predicted an increase of 24.2%. China’s trade surplus in December 2021 was USD 94.46 billion.
The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.53% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 3 basis points to 0.33% 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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