Market information Wednesday February 3rd 2016

The unemployment rate for December in the European Union decreased with 0,1% to 10.4%. Germany and Italy also published their unemployment rates for January. Unemployment in Germany decreased with 0.1% compared to December 2015.  The unemployment rate in January is now 6.2%. For Italy an increase of 0.1%  to 11.4% was noted, compared to December.

Retail sales for Switzerland decreased 1.6% in 2015 compared to 2014. Analysts expected a decrease of 1.3%, as a consequence the CHF weakened against the Euro and US Dollar.

The yield on the 3-Month US Treasury Bill auction has reached a 4-year high of 0.35%. Since the all-time low of 0.00% in October 2015, the yield has followed an upward trend.

The Reserve Bank of Australia and Reserve Bank of India have kept their reference interest rate at respectively 2.00% and 6.75%.

The 6M Euribor remained unchanged at -0.16%. The 10Y Swap decreased 1 basispoint to 0.66%.

In the attachment, today’s market data on money and capital market rates as well as other rates. For more history of these rates or other rates feel free to ask: