Brazil leads booming sovereign CDS trade

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Protection on government debt has dominated global credit default swap (CDS) markets over the past nine months, the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DDTC) has revealed. 

The New York-based trade repository yesterday released previously undisclosed data from its Trade Information Warehouse (TIW) detailing single-name CDS trades conducted between June 20, 2009 and March 19.

The data release follows a request from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Credit Steering Committe

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