Elevated CDS Sales Raise Risk For U.S. Banks

01 Nov 2011

Elevated sales of credit default swaps by U.S. banks on Greek, Irish, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish debt in the first half of 2011 has raised the risk of payouts for the financial institutions.

Elevated sales of credit default swaps by U.S. banks on Greek, Irish, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish debt in the first half of 2011 has raised the risk of payouts for the financial institutions. The Bank for International Settlements said CDS sales by the lender increased by USD80.7 billion ...

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