US consumer confidence in the economy rose in December to its highest level since April of this year. This was revealed Wednesday by figures from The Conference Board. The consumer confidence index rose to 108.3 in December from 101.4 in November. Economists were counting on an index of 101.2. The sub-indicator for economic expectations for the next six months rose from 76.7 to 82.4. The sub-index for the current situation improved from 138.3 to 147.2.
The price of a barrel of crude oil closed higher Wednesday after the latest data from the US energy agency EIA showed that US crude oil inventories fell last week. The EIA data showed that US crude oil inventories fell by 5.9 million barrels to 418.2 million last week. The American Petroleum Institute reported late Tuesday that US crude oil inventories fell by 3.1 million barrels last week, while gasoline inventories rose by 4.5 million barrels, while distillate inventories rose by 830,000 barrels.
Existing home sales in the United States fell nearly eight percent in November. This was revealed Wednesday by figures from real estate brokerage organization NAR. On a monthly basis, sales fell 7.7 percent to 4.1 million homes. Economists had previously counted on 4.2 million sales. The median sales price rose 3.5 percent to $370,700 compared to a year earlier. For 129 months in a row, the price has been rising.
The 6M Euribor increased with 4 basis points to 2.63% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 4 basis points to 2.98% 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.
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