Figures published by the Dutch Association of Purchasing Managers show that economic activity in the Dutch industry has increased in August to the highest level in three months. The index reached a score of 51.6, against a score of 50.7 in July. Economists expected a score of 50.7 for August. The increased activity is mainly caused by an increase in the volume of orders, which in turn caused more purchasing activities and employment.
The Swiss Federal Statistical Office has stated that inflation in August was 0.3% on a year-on-year basis, the same figure as in the previous month. Economists expected a price increase of 0.2% for August.
Research agency Markit announced that economic activity in the industry of the eurozone has decreased again in August. The index reached a score of 47.0, compared to a score of 46.5 in the previous month. This is in line with economists’ expectations. The index score for Germany was 43.5, while the index score for the United Kingdom decreased from 48.0 in July to 47.4 in August.
The 6M Euribor decreased with 1 basis point to -0.43% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap is unchanged at -0.27% 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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