The European Commission reports, based on preliminary numbers, that consumer confidence in the Eurozone decreased with respect to one month earlier. The flash consumer confidence index declined from -6.5 to –7.2. Economists expected no change in the consumer confidence.
Statistics Netherlands announced that the volume of investments in fixed assets increased by 6.7% in April with respect to the same month one year earlier. This growth rate increased compared to March. Investments in housing, commercial buildings, and automobiles in particular were higher than a year ago.
Oil prices have increased due to tensions between America and Iran after an American drone was shot down by Iran. The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil increased 2.6% and is currently 63.45 dollar, while the price of a barrel of American WTI oil increased by 2.8% to 55.28 dollar.
The 6M Euribor decreased with 2 basis points to -0.30% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 2 basis points to 0.20% 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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