The fear of the US economy going into a recession has increased in recent weeks. Disappointing macroeconomic figures and a depreciation of the dollar against the euro have led to a negative sentiment.
The US Department of Labor published its monthly jobs report last Friday. In January 151,000 jobs have been added in the United States. This is less than the 190.000 jobs expected by economist.
Stock markets in Europe and the United States have closed with a loss on Friday. The S&P500 index closed at 1,880.05 points, a loss of 1,9% In Amsterdam the AEX index decreased by 1,0% to 413,94 points. The stock markets in China are closed until Wednesday due to the Chinese New Year .The Japan’s Nikkei index closed at 17,000.30 points, an increase of 1,1% compared to Friday.
The 6M Euribor remained unchanged at -/- 0.10%. The 10Y Swap increased by 1 basis point to 0.65%.
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