The cost of credit protection on Japanese electronics companies ended the week off their highs, as market participants finished re-adjusting portfolios and protection sellers re-emerged in the market....
Japan's four largest banks have posted a combined ¥3.61 trillion ($30.9 billion) in losses for the 2002 financial year, following larger-than-expected losses in their cross-equity holdings amid slump...
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Most of the trading in Japan’s credit default swaps market centred around names with outstanding convertible bonds in quiet trading this week.
International rating agency Moody’s Investors Service said today it rated a record ¥3.02 trillion ($25 billion) of collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) in the first quarter of the year. That compares to full-year volume of ¥3.14 trillion in 2002....
The cost of credit protection on Japanese banks were off their lows, as the regulator eased earlier concerns that it may nationalise ailing banks. Meanwhile, the cost of protection on airlines continued to skyrocket as the war in Iraq and the spreading...
Technical factors continued to keep Japan’s credit default swaps on a tightening trend this week, except for airlines for which the cost of protection continued to rise on concern that the war in Iraq and Japan’s weak economy will seriously damage...
Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is preparing to launch its second balance sheet synthetic collateralised loan obligation on March 24, ahead of the fiscal year end, with a ¥1 trillion ($8.35 billion) transaction.
Japan’s credit default swaps market continued to ignore the threat of war in Iraq, diplomatic tensions with North Korea and weak stock markets, but the mood in Tokyo was nevertheless bearish, and market participants were more keen to buy protection...
Japanese credit default swaps have reached the end of their tightening trend, and market participants are now waiting for direction, dealers said. But with the fiscal year-end approaching, they predict that participants are likely to stay on the sidelines...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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