RETAIL SALES IN GERMANY BOUNCED BACK in April growing 4 percent year-over-year exceeding expectations reversing a 2 percent decline in March. Easter had a "positive effect" and clothing exports were able to "compensate for the slight decline in domestic retail sales through strong exports." UK house prices increased at a slower pace in May than previously forecasted growing by 0.6 percent year-over-year dropping 0.2 percent from last month. Brexit continues to hinder the housing market, "The trend likely won’t improve in the next couple of months, given the political deadlock in Westminster." ADI (Advantage Data Inc.) extensive corporate-bond index data showed a net daily yield increment for high-grade versus high-yield constituents. High-
|Country||Maturity (Y)||Yield (%)||Previous (%)||Spread (bp)|
Credit-Default Swap Market
|New Issues||New Issues [Continued]|
1. Nordea Bank AB (USD) 2.815% 6/7/2024 (05/31/2019): 50MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 2.82%.
2. OP Corporate Bank (USD) FLT% 6/5/2020 (05/31/2019): 200MM Senior Unsecured Notes.
|iShares Core EUR UCITS||iShares Euro High Yield UCITS|
|NAV as of 05/31/2019, 131.71||NAV as of 05/31/2019, 102.55|
|Daily NAV Change (%) +0.11%||Daily NAV Change (%) -0.33%|
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 Preliminary)
- 6-month Euribor: current value -0.247%, as of 05/30/2019
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