CDSs tighten on insurance and pharmaceutical firms

Five-year senior credit default swap (CDS) spreads referencing London-based insurance group Aviva tightened to 181.6 basis points at 10:30am London time from 202.5bp at the close of trading yesterday, according to data from credit information specialist CMA DataVision.

CDSs on Munich-based financial services giant Allianz moved in to 92.5bp from 102.9bp as it nears the completion of a deal to sell its Dresdner Bank division to Commerzbank. Swiss insurer Zurich saw spreads tighten to 117bp from 12

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