Market turmoil forces CDSs wider

Five year credit default swaps (CDSs) on Barclays widened to 122.9 basis points at 1030 BST this morning from 120.2 bp at the close of trading yesterday. CDSs on Royal Bank of Scotland rose to 124.8bp from 121.7bp, while Lloyds TSB - still engaged in takeover talks with HBOS – saw its spreads move in to 86.3bp from 86.7bp according to credit information specialist CMA DataVision.

CDSs referencing HBOS widened to 119.2bp from 114.3bp and the cost of protection on HSBC increased to 80.7bp from

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