Oil prices are rising. Last Wednesday, oil prices rose to their highest level in the past four weeks and on Thursday the increase continued. The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate rose 1.4% and a barrel of Brent Crude Oil rose 1.2%.
Dutch GDP increased by 2.1% in the third quarter this year compared to the second quarter, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). CBS had previously already published its estimate of growth, which was 1.9% at the time. The new calculation is thus slightly higher due to new insights regarding household consumption. On an annual basis, growth in the third quarter was 5.2%, also exceeding the previously published figure of 5.0%.
Between December 11 and 18, 205,000 initial jobless claims were filed in the United States. The number of new applications remained unchanged compared to a week earlier. The four-week moving average did fall by 2,750 to 206,250 applications, reaching the lowest point since the outbreak of the corona pandemic. The U.S. labor market appears to be stabilizing around a pre-corona level.
The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.55% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 5 basis points to 0.25% 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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