Market Information Friday 20 September 2019

The Statistics Bureau of Japan reported that core inflation decreased to its lowest point since 2017. Inflation decreased from 0.6% on annual basis in July to 0.5% in August. This decrease was in line with the expectation of economists. Consumer prices excluding food and energy increased by 0.6% on annual basis.

According to the American association for real estate agents, existing home sales increased unexpectedly in August. Sales increased by 1.3% in August compared to July, while economists expected a decrease of 0.7%. Sales increased from 5.42 million to 5.49 million.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.4% higher in July 2019 than July 2018. In June, volume decreased by 0.6% compared to the same month one year earlier. Investments in commercial buildings and machinery in particular were higher than a year ago.

The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.37% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 1 basis point to -0.11% 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.