In at the deep end

Taiwan CBOs

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Taiwan's collateralised bond obligations (CBOs) market took off in mid-2005 as a white knight promising to rescue the island's bond funds from interest rate hikes that had resulted in hefty mark-to-market losses on those funds' structured bond holdings. Deals done to resolve the situation involved the repackaging of the structured bonds into CBOs and asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) - products that struggled to live up to expectations amid a spate of downgrades of synthetic CDOs by ratin

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