DAIMLER THE AUTOMAKER OF MERCEDES-BENZ SANK nearly 3 percent on Monday after announcing a cut to the profit forecast due to issues regarding diesel vehicles. In order for Mercedes to comply with regulation, the brand needs to boost fuel efficiency by 22 percent by 2021. “These warnings are terrible for auto valuations across the board. They come at a time when the industry is facing its largest emission challenge in history.” German business confidence slipped in June for the third straight month as businesses and manufacturers report a deteriorating business climate in June. Confidence fell to 97.4 from 97.9 last month marking a five-year low. ADI (Advantage Data Inc.) extensive corporate-bond index data showed a net daily yield increment for high-yield versus high-grade constituents. High
Credit-Default Swap Market
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1. Royal Schiphol Group NV (AUD) 3.09% 7/1/2034 (06/24/2019):70MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 3.09%.
2. Telefonica Emisiones SAU (EUR) 1.957% 7/1/2039 (06/24/2019):500MM Senior Unsecured Notes.
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|NAV as of 06/24/2019, 133.97||NAV as of 06/24/2019, 104.91|
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OVERALL EUROPEAN CREDIT MARKET:
The euro-zone economy shows signs of positive momentum, although conditions are expected to deteriorate hindered by the termination of quantitative easing, weakening credit rating quality, and uncertainty regarding the outcome of Brexit. Closely watched indicators and rates:
- Eurostat's unemployment rate: currently 7.7% (seasonally adjusted, March 2019)
- Eurostat's quarterly GDP: 0.4% (2019 Q1)
- 6-month Euribor: current value -0.308%, as of 06/21/2019
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