Market information Thursday 27th of August 2015

The People’s Bank of China has taken measures to counter speculations on the market. These measures should prevent further decline on the stock markets. These interferences focus primarily on futures trading. The bank also has injected capital of USD 22 billion for share purchases arranged for stability in share prices.

The Dutch insurer ASR has increased its profits and solvency in the first half of 2015. Underlying profits increased by 27% to EUR 280 million and their net profit increased to EUR 397 million. The solvency ratio increased to 297% under the old definition and 185% according to the new definition (Solvency II).

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange opened today 2.7% higher over yesterday’s closing price to 440 points. Yesterday the stock market closed with a loss of 1.8%. On Wall Street the stock markets closed on an average 4% increase. Markets in Asia closed with an average increase as well. The stock market in Hong Kong closed 3% higher and the Japanese Nikkei increased by 1%.

The 6M Euribor remained unchanged at 0.04%. The 10Y Swap increased by 3 bp to 1.05%.

In the attachment below, today’s market data on money and capital market rates as well as other rates are presented. For more history of these rates or other rates feel free to ask: