Market Information Thursday November 19th

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported yesterday that the Dutch unemployment rate increased to 6.9% in October compared to 6.8% in September. In October 616.000 people were unemployed, compared to 609.000 people in September. In October last year 632.000 people were unemployed.

On Wednesday the oil prices decreased for the first time since August to below a level of USD 40 per barrel. This decrease was caused, among others by the weekly announcement of the US government on the oil reserves. The oil reserves have increased with 252.000 barrels.

The Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced that the consumer confidence index in the Netherlands increased in October 2015 with 1 point to a level of 9 points on a scale between -100 and 100. The average of the consumer confidence index now lies above the twenty year average of 8 points. The consumer confidence index reached its highest level in April 2000 (27), and its lowest level in February 2013 (-44).

The 6M Euribor decreased with 1 basis point to -0.02%. The 10Y Swap decreased with 2 basis points to 0.86%.

In the attachment, 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: