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  • Isda sets Argentina CDS auction for August 21 Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 13- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association will hold an auction on August 21 to settle Argentina's outstanding credit default swaps. The auction will determine the payout that holders of protection on Argentine debt will receive as a result of the sovereign's default on July 30.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association on Friday declared Argentina in default, which could trigger payments worth up to USD1bn on credit default swaps.

  • ISDA rules Argentina in default; bonds extend losses Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof speaks during a press conference at the Argentina Consulate July 30, 2014 in New York as talks continue into Argentina's debt.

    The ISDA on Friday effectively declared Argentina in default, which could trigger payments worth up to $1 billion on credit default swaps.

  • Isda declares credit event on Argentina CDS Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 1- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association on Friday effectively declared Argentina in default, setting in motion a process that could trigger payments worth up to USD1bn on credit default swaps.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has agreed to consider whether a credit event has occurred on Argentina's credit default swap contracts, according to its website.

  • Argentine holdout fund: No private approach Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:52 AM ET
    Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof speaks to the media at a press conference at the Argentine Consulate in New York July 30, 2014.

    Aurelius, along with hedge fund Elliott Management, is firmly holding out on a debt agreement with Argentina.

  • ISDA asked to consider credit event on Argentina CDS Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 31- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has received its first request to consider whether a credit event has occurred on Argentina's credit default swap contracts, according to the ISDA website.

  • Are bond managers getting antsy? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:04 PM ET

    Markets have frustrated expectations for rising bond yields, but some bond managers are still antsy and are looking to protect their portfolios.

  • NEW YORK, May 14- Emerging market credit default swap trading volumes surged 93 percent in the first quarter as investors scrambled to protect fixed-income portfolios because of the crisis unfolding between Ukraine and Russia.

  • Debt markets grow more nervous about US default Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 6:05 AM ET

    The cost of insuring one-year U.S. government bonds against default rose 5 basis points to 35 bps on Wednesday, rising above the rate of insuring five-year debt.

  • EU’s ‘Fit of Pique’ on CDS Fuels Concerns Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

    Speculators – not welcome. That is the message that the EU hopes to send with its looming restrictions on financial bets against the creditworthiness of its members, the Financial Times reports.

  • After the unveiling of Libor rate-rigging practices among banks, eyes are turning to other markets, worrying that the manipulation would not be limited to Libor rates, the New York Times reports.

  • The Price of Sovereign Risk Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
    United Kingdom

    What did we think of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso’s comments last week on the UK and Europe?

  • Spain defaulted on its debt six times in the eighteenth century, and seven times in the nineteenth century. It escaped unscathed from the twentieth century, and (still) hasn’t defaulted in the twenty-first century.

  • Companies That Derive 100% of Revenue from the US Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    Investors are seeking the safest investments and want to protect their portfolios from European exposure and unpredictability. These companies generate revenue entirely in the United States, and many of them pay a dividend that is substantially greater than the 10-year note.

  • Santelli Explains Spain's Toxic Real Estate     Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santell weighs in on recapitalizing Spanish banks and leveraging its toxic real estate market.

  • Santelli on CDS Market     Friday, 11 May 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    Tim Backshall, Capital Context, and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss credit default swaps and the OTC market.

  • Markets Across Europe Close     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    Consumer discretionary stocks are some of the biggest losers in the selloff, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Focus on Credit Default Swaps     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky and Rick Santelli discuss the rise in credit default swaps and if it signals a resurgence of debt problems.

  • The triggering of insurance payments on Greek sovereign debt should be a "non-issue" for the markets, as they will happen in an orderly fashion, a representative of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) told CNBC on Monday.