Sovereign risk weights under threat

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Manoj Bhaskar
Manoj Bhaskar

Prior to the financial crisis, the yield spread between Greek and German 10-year government bonds hovered between 20 basis points and 30bp. As Risk went to press, it was around 900bp. This is a different world – one in which the assumed homogeneity of eurozone sovereign risk has splintered, with markets becoming acutely aware of national debt burdens and growth rates, budgets and politics. It is a world in which the Kingdom of Spain is the most actively traded credit default swap contract, a

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