Market Information Monday 17 January 2022

China’s economic growth and retail sales figures will be presented today. The interest rate decision of the Bank of Japan, the German ZEW index and the US Empire State index are scheduled for Tuesday. Inflation figures and consumer prices in Germany and the UK will follow on Wednesday. A series of figures from the Statistics Netherlands are scheduled for Thursday. Friday will be particularly busy with inflation figures from Japan and retail sales in the UK.

The Chinese economy is still lagging in the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter of last year, the Chinese economy grew by 4% compared to the same period in 2020. Growth was 1.6% on a quarterly basis. The outlook is uncertaing for the coming months. The Chinese economy is under pressure because of faltering supplies and gloomy expectations.

The London Stock Exchange aims to introduce a new kind of listing that will make less distinction between public and private companies. By introducing this type of listing, the stock market is trying to make itself more attractive to fast-growing technology companies, in the aftermath of Brexit. Shares of private companies could be publicly traded in any given period between one and five days. The companies would not experience the same level of regulation and supervision as a fully publicly traded company.

The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.53% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 6 basis points to 0.39% 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.