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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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?

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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.

  • Companies That Derive 100% of Revenue from the US Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
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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   Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    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   Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 4:41 PM ET
    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.

  • A Primer on the Great Greek Bond Swap Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 8:13 PM ET
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    Thursday is the deadline for the Greek bond swap.

  • How to Trade on the Euro's Rough Week Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 3:17 PM ET
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    It's been a tough week for the euro, and this strategist has a plan to trade on the troubles.

  • No Credit Event for Greece – For Now: Analyst Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 6:27 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, which represents leading delaers in credit default swaps, meets on Thursday to decide whether the Greek debt swap in which investors will be forced to accept write-downs on their holdings of Greek debt constitutes a "credit event" which entitles them to compensation.

  • Swap Talks Over Greece Could Test the Market Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 4:35 AM ET
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    The financial system could face a test this week as industry officials debate a provision of the Greek bailout, the New York Times reports.

  • Greece Deal Fails to Convince, EU Demands More Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 7:13 PM ET
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    Greek political leaders said they had clinched a deal on economic reforms and spending cuts needed to secure a second bailout, but euro zone finance ministers demanded more measures and a parliamentary seal of approval before providing the aid.

  • Credit Rating Cut for CME Group Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) traders

    The fall of MF Global has claimed another victim — this time it’s the credit rating of CME Group.