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German bunds jump ahead of July ZEW economic sentiment data, Eurozone June CPI
The German bunds jumped during European session Monday ahead of the country’s ZEW economic sentiment data for the month of July, scheduled to be released on July 16 by 09:00GMT and eurozone’s consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of June, due on the following day by 09:00GMT.
The German 10-year bond yields, which move inversely to its price, slumped nearly 2-1/2 basis points to -0.270 percent, the yield on 30-year note also plunged 2-1/2 basis points to 0.363 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year traded tad lower at -0.734 percent by 09:40GMT.
Ahead of next week’s ECB meeting, this week brings a few releases of note including final euro area inflation figures for June on Wednesday. Like the French number (1.4 percent), Friday’s final estimate of Spanish inflation on the EU measure was left unrevised from the flash (0.6 percent y/y, down 0.3ppt principally due to a sharp drop in the transportation component), Daiwa Capital Markets reported.
"Given the upside revision to the German final figure (up 0.2ppt from the flash to 1.5 percent y/y), we expect the euro area’s headline CPI rate to be revised higher from the flash estimate of 1.2 percent y/y, which was unchanged from May. Risks to the preliminary core inflation rate – which increased 0.3ppt to 1.1 percent y/y – are also skewed to the upside," the report added.
Politics-wise, MEPs will vote tomorrow evening whether or not to reject the EU leaders' nomination to be the next head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
Meanwhile, the German DAX traded tad -0.11 percent lower at 12,310.08 by 09:45GMT