Market Information Monday 20 January 2020

According to figures from the Japanese Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Japanese industrial sector again produced less in November. On an annual basis, production fell by 8.2% in November, against an earlier measurement of 8.1%. On a monthly basis, industrial production in Japan declined by 1% in November. A provisional measurement indicated a decrease of 0.9%.

After four years of decline, the vacancy rate of Dutch retail real estate increased significantly in 2019. According to research firm Locatus, 2,767 stores went bankrupt and this is the highest number in fifteen years. At the start of 2019, 6.7% of the total number of square meters of retail space was vacant, and this has increased to 7.7% as per end of 2019. The centers of major cities mainly have to deal with an increase in vacancy. In recent years, the centers of major cities did relatively well.

In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warns that the oil and gas sector must address sustainable energy. There are few signs that a major change is taking place in the investment policy of the industry. Currently less than 1% of investments from the oil and gas companies goes to clean energy sources. According to IEA, it is crucial that oil and gas companies reduce global emissions and that oil and gas companies are committed to delivering clean fuels.

The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.33% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap is unchanged at 0.15% 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.