Data from Johns Hopkins CSSE showed that 40.600 people worldwide are infected with the coronavirus. More than 40.000 infections are recorded on China’s mainland. Nearly no deaths occurred outside of China and Hong Kong. A total of 910 people have died of the coronavirus. This brings the mortality rate to 2.2%. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international emergency on January 30.
According to Binckbank’s investor barometer, investor confidence is under more pressure in February due to the coronavirus outbreak. On a scale of -10 to +10, the stock market barometer recorded 3.9 in February compared to January at 4.8. The highest level since 2017 was reached. The majority of investors remain positive about the financial markets.
The Federal Reserve announced that consumer credit in the United States has increased sharply in December. Consumer credit increased by USD 22.1 billion in December, following an increase of USD 11.8 billion in November. This increase is the strongest pace in five months.The 6M Euribor increased with 1 basis point to -0.34% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 2 basis points to -0.01% 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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