Market information Thursday 20th of August 2015

Ahold saw its revenue and profit increase in the second quarter of this year. Revenues increased by 3.1% to EUR 8.7 billion. Net profit increased to EUR 195 million. In the Netherlands, Ahold had a sales increase of 6.8%. This was mainly due to the expansion of 21 super markets. Online activities increased by 30% in the Netherlands.

Yesterday, the price of crude oil reached its lowest value in 6 years. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil decreased 4.6% to USD 40.65 and Brent oil decreased 3.9% to USD 46.92. These decreases were partly due to a rise in the weekly oil reserves.
The 6M Euribor remained unchanged at 0.04%. The 10Y Swap decreased by 4 bp to 0.95%.

US inflation (CPI) was reported at 0.1% in July on a monthly basis. Analysts had expected a decline of 0.2%. Annualized inflation was 0.2% in July.

Rabobank reported a net profit of EUR 1.5 billion in the first half of this year, a 41% increase compared to the first half of last year. The increase is mainly attributable to lower provisions on loans.

The 6M Euribor remained unchanged at 0.04%. The 10Y Swap declined with 4 bp to 0.95%.

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