Market Information Friday 26 February 2021

Final figures published by the European Commission on Thursday show that the consumer confidence index in the eurozone increased to minus 14.8 in February 2021, from minus 15.5 in January 2021. In addition, economic sentiment in the eurozone improved slightly as well, from an index level of 91.5 in January 2021 to a level of 93.4 in February 2021.

The US economy grew by 4.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the third quarter of 2020, according to a second estimate of the US Department of Commerce on Thursday. Economists had expected growth of 4.2 percent. In the third quarter of 2020 the economy increased with 33.4 percent compared to the second quarter of 2020. This was the strongest growth since the start of the current series of measurements in the United States.

Producer prices in the Dutch industry decreased by 2.2 percent in January 2021 compared to January 2020, according to Statistics Netherlands. The decline is lower than in December 2020, when prices decreased by 4.1 percent on annual basis. It is the eleventh month in a row that producer prices have decreased.

The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.52% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 9 basis points to 0.10% 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.