CDS volumes to top $30 trillion this year

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The annual rate of growth of the global credit default swap market is set to slow to 15% this year to reach a notional outstanding amount of $30 trillion.

That's the estimate of John Tierney, US head of credit derivatives research at Deutsche Bank in New York, speaking at a credit derivatives outlook briefing in New York in December. He reckons the market, currently pegged at $26 trillion, will then climb to $38 trillion in 2008. The CDS market, according to Isda figures, has been growing at

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