Market Information Wednesday 29 January 2020

According to the European Central Bank’s (ECB’s) annual bank assessment, six banks out of a total of 109 did not pass the test. Their buffers do not meet the capital requirements, therefore the banks have to strengthen their balance sheets or take other measures. This means an increase in the number of banks with problems compared to a year ago, when just one bank did not pass the test.

The US market researcher Conference Board announced that US consumer confidence in the economy increased in January. The confidence indicator recorded a level of 131.6 compared to a revised level of 128.2 in December. Economists expected on a level of 128.0.

The S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller index, which reflects price developments of houses in twenty major American cities, shows that the average price of a house for sale in the United States increased by almost 0.5% in November compared to a month earlier. Economists had expected an average increase of 0.4%. Compared to a year earlier, houses were almost 2.6% more expensive in November.

The 6M Euribor decreased with 1 basis point to -0.33% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 4 basis points to 0.02% 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.