Convertible arbitrage funds and other investors seeking premium continued to maintain tight Japanese credit default swap spreads, despite continued weakness in the country's benchmark Nikkei 225 sto...
Credit default swap spreads in Japan continued to tighten this week, despite the equity market benchmark Nikkei index closing down every day since Monday, ending at 8,516.07, 347.19 points or 4% dow...
A weaker Japanese yen earlier this week lifted market sentiment on the financial prospects of Japanese export companies, which caused their credit protection costs to narrow up to 20 basis points.
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Plans to clean up balance sheets at Japanese banks has had a widely muted impact on the credit market, despite concern that some banks may run a loss in the full year ending March 2003 as a result o...
Japanese banks’ credit default swap (CDS) spreads continued their rollercoaster ride this week, with some of the spreads widening by as much as 40 basis points and tightening back by 30bp. Althoug...
The cost of credit protection on Japanese bank UFJ’s five-year senior debt rose by 160 basis points today as fears grew that the bank would be hardest hit by Japan’s planned banking restructuring.
Trading volumes in Japanese credit default swaps were about one quarter of typical levels this week, with spreads tightening in a similar manner to that seen in Europe and the US.
A decade of US asset and currency outperformance has engendered complacency among US-based equity investors, according to Merrill Lynch’s foreign exchange strategy group.
Credit protection on Japanese banks widened by about 20 to 30 basis points (bp) this week, as the sharp drop in the country’s equity market put pressure on bank margins and financial ratios.
Japanese credit default swaps remained directionless this week, with spreads moving up and down within a narrow range, in what was an overall quiet trading week, dealers said.
Credit default swaps in Japan continued to narrow following a sell-off in the past week or two, although volumes remained low this week, Tokyo dealers said. Spreads on five-year debt protection for ...
Japanese credit default swaps continued to recover this week, correcting a from a recent sell-off prompted by weak stock markets and general risk aversion on the market.
The cost of credit protection was higher on Japanese banks and some electronics names this week, amid a more stabilised market.
The cost of credit protection on Japanese companies continued to rise this week, as weakness in the stock market prompted many players to hedge their credit exposure.
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