Market Information Friday 23 October 2020

The Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) index for the US economy increased by 0.7 percent in September 2020 to 107.2. In August 2020, the index increased by 1.4 percent. The LEI index is a business cycle indicator that shows the development of the economy in the coming six months.

Consumer confidence in the eurozone decreased in October 2020 compared to September 2020. This follows from preliminary figures published by the European Commission on Thursday. The index representing confidence decreased to negative 15.5 in October 2020 from negative 13.9 in September 2020. In August 2020, the index level was negative 14.7.

The prices of existing owner-occupied homes in the Netherlands increased by 8.6 percent in September 2020 compared to September 2019. This follows from figures published by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry on Friday. In August 2020, prices were 8.2 percent higher compared to August 2019.

The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.50% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 2 basis points to -0.24% 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.