Market Information Wednesday 22 May 2019

The European Commission reported that consumer confidence in the eurozone increased in May compared to April. The European Commission’s confidence indicator increased from minus 7.3 in April to minus 6.5 this month. Economists expected a level of minus 7.7.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 3.8% higher in March 2019 than in March 2018. Investments in housing, commercial buildings, infrastructure and machinery in particular were higher than a year ago.

For the fifth month in a row, Japanese exports decreased in April. Exports to the main trading partner China decreased by 6.3%. The total value of exports decreased by 2.4% year-on-year. Economists expected a decrease of 1.6%.

The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.24% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 1 basis point to 0.45% 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.