Market Information Monday 17 May 2021

US consumer confidence in the economy weakened in May. This emerged from preliminary figures from the University of Michigan on Friday. The consumer confidence index fell from 88.3 in April to 82.8 halfway through this month. Those surveyed were also more negative about the current state of the economy. This sub-index fell from 97.2 to 90.8. The expectation index fell from 82.7 to 77.6.

US import prices rose faster than expected in April. This emerged from figures from the US Department of Labor on Friday. Import prices rose by 0.7% on a monthly basis, after an increase of 1.4% in March. Economists had expected an increase of 0.5% for April. Export prices also rose 0.8% month on month in April, after a plus of 2.4% in March.

The price of a WTI oil barrel increased with 2.4% to $ 65.37 a barrel. The price of a barrel of Brent increased with 2.5% to $ 68.71.

The 6M Euribor decreased with 1 basis point to -0.52% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 1 basis point to 0.16% 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.