UK exports rose by 1.2% in August, as announced by the UK official statistics office ONS on Wednesday. Imports actually rose by 5.7% on a monthly basis. The trade deficit widened by 0.2 billion pounds in the three months to August compared to the three months to May this year, the deficit now amounts to 25.6 billion pounds.
Small business confidence in the United States continued to rise in September, as announced the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The confidence index rose from 91.8 in August to 92.1 last month. In July, the index stood at 89.9.
Machinery orders in Japan fell sharply in August. This was revealed by government figures on Wednesday. Adjusted for seasonal effects, machinery orders fell 9.5% month-on-month in August. In July, orders were still up 0.3%. In the private sector, orders fell 5.8% in August, excluding volatile orders, after rising 5.3% in July.
The 6M Euribor increased with 6 basis points to 1.96% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 2 basis points to 3.31% 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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