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SHANGHAI: The cost of insuring Chinese sovereign debt against default climbed to the highest level since a record cash crunch in June 2013 as a slowing economy erodes confidence in the nation’s assets.
Six developing nations, including Malaysia and South Africa, deserve to follow Brazil into junk status, if credit-default-swaps traders are to be believed.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's perceived sovereign risk among investors fell on Sunday, with the cost of insuring Brazilian bonds for five years falling yet again in the credit-default swaps market after the country's lower house of Congress voted to back the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff for breaching budget laws.
NEW YORK: Six developing nations, including Malaysia and South Africa, deserve to follow Brazil into junk status, if credit-default-swaps traders are to be believed.
WHILE everyone out East were mesmerised by the Bo Xilai mystery, another enigma has been unravelling out West, involving a London whale. On May 10, JP Morgan announced trading losses of US$2bil, the resignation of the head of its chief investment office and the departure of Bruno Iksil, the London-based French trader who made such large and some say fearless bets in synthetic credit default swaps (CDS) that he was also nicknamed the London whale, Voldemort (the wizard nemesis of Harry Potter) or the Caveman.
Citigroup Inc, ABN Amro Holding NV and CIMB Group said they made the first credit-default swap trades between banks that are tied to bonds denominated in ringgit.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Less than a week after the federal government had to bail out American International Group Inc., the insurance company sent executives on a $440,000 retreat to a posh California resort, lawmakers investigating the company's meltdown said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON Market operators' failure to cooperate to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with adequate data is preventing the regulator from effectively monitoring the global swaps market, according to sources familiar with the matter.