Eurozone CDS spreads tighten after volatile week

The cost of insuring eurozone sovereign debt has tightened in thin early-morning trading following an uncertain week for markets.

The cost of five-year credit default swap (CDS) protection on eurozone sovereign debt closed relatively high on May 20 and May 21 compared with closes earlier in the week, after a period of volatility for CDS and other markets. Data provided by CMA Datavision shows that at 11:30am BST CDS spreads on Greek sovereign debt tightened to 685.2 basis points from a May 21 cl