Market Information Thursday 29 April 2021

Confidence in industry has grown rapidly among entrepreneurs. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced this morning that producer confidence in April is at the highest level in two years. The index that indicates confidence equals 6.5 in April versus 3.4 in March. The average for the past twenty years is 0.3.

Yesterday, the European Parliament approved the trade agreement with the United Kingdom. Parliament voted in favor of the Brexit deal with 660 votes and 5 votes against. In December 2020, the 27 EU member states already signed the agreement. However, extra time was required to work out the details.

Moderna, the American biotechnology company, is ramping up production capacity for its corona vaccine and expects to be able to make up to three billion doses of the vaccine next year. This is more than double the amount previously forecast. The company also stated, according to Reuters news agency, that 800 million to one billion doses will be delivered this year.

The 6M Euribor decreased with 1 basis point to -0.52% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 2 basis points to 0.11% 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.