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European Financial CDS - Swaps were little changed in Europe last week, though a big move came at Russia's Sberbank where spreads tightened by 30 bps w/w and are now tighter by 63 bps m/m.
Sovereign CDS – Sovereign swaps were wider across the board last week except for in the US, where they tightened 1 basis point. Portugal and Italy led the charge higher, rising by 16 and 8 bps, respectively.
Euribor-OIS Spread – 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. The Euribor-OIS spread widened by 1 bps to 20 bps.