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Feb 25, 2014
Feb 25, 2014

Economic growth concerns boost emerging market CDS trading: EMTA

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors boosted the use of emerging market credit default swap contracts in the fourth quarter of last year, nearly doubling trading volumes, as concerns grow about economic growth in the developing world, a new survey showed on Tuesday.

According to EMTA, the trade association for the emerging markets, CDS contract trading volumes rose to $276 billion in the fourth quarter versus $142 billion during the same period in 2012, an increase of 94 percent. The increase over the third quarter was 7 percent.

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      "I'm a New York-based global investment correspondent with over 20 years of experience covering financial markets, business and foreign policy. My current post lets me roam across all asset classes and geography, from the developed to the emerging markets. I've reported and taught business and economic journalism from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Prior to joining Reuters I was a producer at CNN Business News in New York."
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