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  • SHANGHAI, March 30- China has circulated plans to introduce credit-default swaps and other derivatives so investors can hedge risk in its $7.5 trillion bond market, sources said, a sign regulators want to allow more defaults without destabilizing the market. Sources said that the China's National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors, a...

  • Any benefits to Malaysia's markets from the sale of assets by troubled 1MDB may be limited to the currency, with analysts still downbeat on stocks.

  • As debt fears grow, can Glencore survive?

    David Lennox, resources analyst at Fat Prophets, says debt-laden Glencore still has good assets and is taking action to stabilize its balance sheet.

  • Bond yields and the cost of insuring the country against default rising on fears of intensifying sanctions, recession and falling oil prices.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Reality Forces EU to Soften Stance on Greece

    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.

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    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.

  • United Kingdom

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

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    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.

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    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

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

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    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.

  • Nouriel Roubini's Bearish Signals

    Nouriel Roubini, Roubini Global Economics chairman, explains why the economic recovery is at a "tipping point." He also issues a warning for the Chinese and U.S. economies.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    A group representing dealers in credit default swaps ruled that Friday's Greek bond swap constitutes a "credit event" that entitles holders of Greek CDS to compensation.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Charles Dallara, who represented bond holders in the Greek debt talks, told CNBC Friday he doesn’t expect other troubled EU countries such as Italy, Portugal and Ireland to need a similar bond swap.

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    Thursday is the deadline for the Greek bond swap.

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    It's been a tough week for the euro, and this strategist has a plan to trade on the troubles.