Market Information Friday 7 August 2020

Figures published by the US Department of Labor on Thursday show that 1.19 million Americans filed for social assistance benefits during the week ending August 1, 2020. A decrease compared to a week earlier, when the number of unemployed increased by 1.44 million. Economists had expected 1.42 million new unemployed in advance.

Industrial production in the Netherlands decreased by 9.7 percent in June 2020 compared to June 2019, according to figures published by Statistics Netherlands on Friday. On a monthly basis, the production of the Dutch industry increased by 2.1 percent in June 2020 compared to May 2020.

Chinese exports, expressed in US dollars, increased by 7.2 percent in July 2020 compared to July 2019. The increase was higher than anticipated because economists had expected an increase of just 0.1 percent. On the other hand, imports of foreign goods into China decreased by 1.4 percent in July 2020, compared to July 2019. Economists had expected an increase of 1.0 percent.

The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.42% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased 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.