The U.S. stock markets closed considerably lower on Monday. The Dow Jones index fell 1.2% to 34,308.08 and the S&P500 declined 1.7% and ended at 4,412.53 points. The Nasdaq closed even lower with 2.2% at 13,411.96. Today, the latest US inflation figures will be announced. Consumer prices in the United States are expected to have risen 8.4% year-on-year, which will be the highest level since 1982. This is also the last consumer price index that the Federal Reserve will use for the upcoming monetary policy meeting.
Unemployment in the UK continued to fall in the three months to February, according to figures published on Tuesday by the UK’s Office for National Statistics. The unemployment rate came in at 3.8%, which is 0.2 percentage points lower than the previous month. Figures from the German statistics office Destatis showed that consumer prices in Germany rose faster in March than a month earlier. German inflation stood at 7.3% year-on-year in March, while in February it was 5.1%. On a monthly basis, this represents a 2.5% increase in prices.
The price of oil recorded a price of USD 92 before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rose to a price of USD 124 in March. The current oil price fell 4% on Monday to a price of USD 94.29, almost returning to its pre-invasion level.
The 6M Euribor increased with 1 basis point to -0.35% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 9 basis points to 1.49% 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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