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MAR 19, 2013 - Zero Hedge

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European Funding Pressures Spike Most In 14 Months

One of the most important indicators of stress in the financial markets of Europe during the heady days of the crisis was the EUR-USD basis swap. Simply put it is an indication of the trouble that European banks are having funding themselves. Thank to the LTRO and a wash from the ECB, it has been largely off the radar for most media types. However, we note that today the 1Y EUR-USD basis swap smashed lower (more stressed) by the most since December 2011 and is at its most stressed since November. It seems trouble, no matter how much Draghi promises, is not too far under the surface...  

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