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Egypt, Dubai credit default swaps rise on Mideast unrest

Five-year credit default swaps (CDS) for Egypt traded at 375 bps.

February 22, 2011 12:16 by



The cost of insuring Egyptian sovereign debt against default for five years jumped 19 basis points on Tuesday as escalating violence in Libya threatened to fan further unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.

Five-year credit default swaps (CDS) for Egypt traded at 375 bps while those for Dubai rose 12 bps to 450 bps, according to data monitor Markit.

Tunisian five-year CDS jumped 17 bps to 195 bps while those for Morocco traded 16 bps higher to 200 bps.

Saudi Arabian five-year CDS rose 2 bps while those for Israel were 9 bps higher.

(Reporting by Caroline Copley; editing by Sebastian Tong)



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