Market Information Wednesday 20 April 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook on Tuesday. In it, they lowered their expectations for global growth in 2022 by 0.8 percentage points to 3.6%. Furthermore, the IMF says central banks must act resolutely, given that high inflation in developed countries threatens to affect consumers and entrepreneurs.

U.S. 10-year treasury yields have risen to their highest point since 2018 and German ten-year yields are heading towards 1%. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard provoked bond markets in a speech on Monday, saying that the Federal Reserve should bring interest rates to 3.5% as soon as possible, where the range of policy rates currently is between 0.25% and 0.50%.

Russia’s central bank said on Tuesday that it had temporarily suspended the publication of external debt data. Foreign debt payments are a sensitive issue right now as Russia, hit by western sanctions against its financial system, teeters on the brink of a possible default.

The 6M Euribor increased with 1 basis point to -0.32% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 7 basis points to 1.64% 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.