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European Financial CDS - With the narrow exception of Greece, European banks were broadly tighter last week. Europe's banks are now generally showing progress on a month-over-month basis.
Sovereign CDS – Sovereign swaps were mixed last week with the US showing the largest percentage change with a 3 bps tightening, while Spain saw its swaps widen by 5 bps. Overall, it was a fairly quiet week.
Euribor-OIS Spread – The Euribor-OIS spread widened by 2 bps to 15 bps. The Euribor-OIS spread (the difference between the euro interbank lending rate and overnight indexed swaps) measures bank counterparty risk in the Eurozone. The OIS is analogous to the effective Fed Funds rate in the United States. Banks lending at the OIS do not swap principal, so counterparty risk in the OIS is minimal. By contrast, the Euribor rate is the rate offered for unsecured interbank lending. Thus, the spread between the two isolates counterparty risk.