Markit to start trading emerging market sovereign credit risk index

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The index will track investor perception of emerging market sovereign credit risk and provide market participants with a standardised tool to hedge or gain exposure to the risk of 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The 15 countries represented in the index have a combined total outstanding credit default swaps (CDS) notional of $530 billion. The Markit iTraxx SovX CEEMEA is a basket of 15 sovereign CDS of Turkey; Russia; Hungary; South Africa; Kazakhstan; Poland;

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