Japanese swap spreads range-bound in limited activity

“There are no big buyers or sellers of protection now in Japan,” said one trader.

Most of the focus remained on the electronics sector, with Japanese computer makers suffering from weaker US stocks. The convertible bonds issued by those companies, namely Fujitsu and NEC, became cheaper, offering some relative-value trades. said another trader.

The cost of five-year credit protection on electronics company Fujitsu was quoted at 200 basis points on Friday, after tightening to 180bp last week from

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