European and American CDS spreads up again

Five year senior credit default swap (CDS) spreads referencing Barclays, which added €1.1 billion to its mortgage books with the acquisition of Australian bank Macquarie's Italian residential mortgage business yesterday, rose to 120 basis points at 1100 GMT this morning from 118.7bp last night, according to credit information specialist CMA DataVision.

The cost of credit protection on HSBC also increased, climbing to 89bp from 79.8bp. CDSs on Royal Bank of Scotland moved out from 105.2bp to

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