Even as the German Bundesrat passed the euro bailout law, things in Europe are taking a material turn for the worse, with the Bund at new record highs, and Libor-OID creeping ever higher.
06:48 05/21 STG 3-MO LIBOR/OIS SPREAD WIDENS TO 21.1 VS 20.8BPS THU
06:48 05/21 EURO 3-MO LIBOR/OIS HOLDS STEADY AT 24.2BPS FRIDAY
06:47 05/21 DOLLAR 3M LIBOR/OIS SPREAD WIDENS TO 26.7BP VS 25.4BP THU
GERMAN 10-YEAR GOVERNMENT BOND YIELD HITS RECORD LOW AT 2.656 PCT
We will post the Libor dispersion by bank shortly. We have a feeling the European banks in EUR Libor will be screaming higher as Lehman II mentality takes hold.
And some more on German legislature to bail out the world from Reuters:
The Bundestag (lower house) approved Berlin's contribution of up to 148 billion euros ($183.8 billion) in loan guarantees, deeply unpopular with voters, on top of an equally divisive 22.4 billion euro contribution to a package for debt-ridden Greece.
The bill passed by 319 votes to 73 with 195 abstentions after the opposition Social Democrats opted to abstain. The upper house (Bundesrat) was due to approve it later on Friday.
The vote brought no relief for European shares, which extended losses to 2 percent on the day after Asian stock markets slid again. Japan's Nikkei average closed 2.5 percent down for a loss of 6.5 percent on the week, mostly driven by worries about the euro zone.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right government failed to rally broad cross-party backing to ease public opposition to bailing out weaker euro zone states despite stunning markets this week by unilaterally banning speculative trades in some financial instruments.