Worry about Greek CDS misguided, dealers suggest

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Greece: a slippery situation for CDS

Sovereign credit default swap (CDS) protection buyers might be having sleepless nights over the consequences of a Greek restructuring – but bankers and analysts say their fears are unlikely to be realised.

Despite a €110 billion bail-out by the European Union and International Monetary Fund in May last year, a growing consensus is emerging that this will not be enough and that some form of Greek restructuring is inevitable. According to the New York-based Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation,

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