Market information Friday October 2nd 2015

In August, US construction spending rose to its highest level since 2008. Monthly construction spending was USD 1 trillion, 0.7% higher than in August 2014. This was the ninth consecutive month of growth for the construction sector. The increase is mainly the result of a 1.3% increase in spending on residential construction.

Last month, the Dutch purchasing managers index decreased by 0.9 points to 53. This is the lowest level in six months. An index reading below 50 indicates economic contraction. The last time the index went below 50 was in July 2013. In September, the number of jobs in the Dutch production sector increased, despite the decreasing index.

In September, growth in US factories slowed. The American Institute for Supply Management (ISM) stated that the index of national factory activity decreased to 50.2 points, which is the lowest level since May 2013. The export index of the ISM remained stable at 46,5 points. The weak export figures are mainly caused by the strong dollar.

The 6M Euribor remained unchanged at 0.03%. The 10Y Swap decreased by 3 basis points to 0.95%.

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