Market information Tuesday 17th of May, 2016

The price of Brent crude and WTI crude oil both increased over 3% yesterday. The price increase follows a relatively optimistic report from Goldman Sachs. According to the investment bank, the market went from an oil surplus to a deficit. Temporary factors, such as forest fires in Canada, attacks on the oil industry in Nigeria and a larger than expected demand from China, are the main drivers for this sudden deficit.

Figures published by the German Federal Statistics Office showed that the German economy grew by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the last quarter of 2015. Analysts expected a growth of 0.6% for the first quarter of 2016. In the last quarter of 2015 the German economy grew with 0.3%. The growth of the German economy is mainly driven by low unemployment, which consequently has a positive effect on domestic spending.

The Russian economy shrank at a lower rate in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the last quarter of 2015. In the first quarter of 2016 the Russian economy shrank by 1.2%, where a decline of 1.4% was expected by the Russian government. In the last quarter of 2015 the Russian economy still showed a decline of 3.8%. The lower negative growth rate is partly the result of the Russian industry and retail sector performing better in 2016 compared to 2015.

The 6M Euribor remained unchanged at -0.14%. The 10Y Swap increased with 2 basispoints at 0.54%.

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