Japanese CDS spreads stable despite negative risk report

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Japanese credit default swap (CDS) spreads rose from 104 basis points at close of play on Friday to 105bp by 2.00pm UK time today, according to financial information provider Markit, a welcome sign of stability after spreads jumped from 79bp to 116bp in the immediate aftermath of last Friday's earthquake.

A special report from rating agency Moody's Investor Services noted an increase in downside risk for the financial and corporate business sectors of the Japanese economy, as well as for the

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