The Japanese government announced Monday that retail sales in Japan rose in November. There is namely an increase of 1.9% in sales compared to the previous year. In October it was also positive, but not as high with an increase of 0.9%. The industry in Japan also realized an increase in production in November. On a monthly basis, this is an increase in production of 7.2%. For the current month, the Japanese government expects production to increase by 1.6% on a monthly basis, and the outlook for January is also positive with an expected growth of 5.0%.
The U.S. stock markets ended high yesterday, the S&P500 increased by 1.4% to 4,791.19 points, surpassing the previous record high around Christmas. The other US indices such as the Dow Jones index, and the Nasdaq also rose yesterday, although they did not tighten a record position. The price of oil also increased yesterday. With a settlement of USD 75.54, a barrel of West Texas Intermediate became 2.4% more expensive.
The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.54% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 1 basis point to 0.24% 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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