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Expiries for Apr13 NY cut 1000ET (Source DTCC)


ZEW Expectations Sentiment Fell in April

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GERMANY FEB IND ORD +1.2% M/M, +5.6% Y/Y; JAN +0.8% M/M

  • German factory orders rose by 1.2% in Feb, marking a 3-month high but coming in weaker than markets expectations (median 1.3%).
  • Jan's reading was revised down to 0.8% from 1.4% reported previously.
  • Industrial orders are now 5.6% higher than in Feb 2020 before the crisis.
  • Feb's uptick was mainly driven by domestic orders which rose by 4.0% in Feb.
  • Foreign orders eased by 0.5%, with orders from the EZ rising by 2.7%, while orders from other foreign countries ticked down 2.3%.
  • Orders for intermediate goods edged up 0.5% and capital goods order rose by 2.1%, while consumer goods orders declined by 1.9% in Feb.