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Bahrain sovereign debt insurance costs jump

The cost of insuring Bahraini sovereign debt for five years rose twelve basis points on Monday

Bahrain sovereign debt insurance costs jump
ISLAND PROTEST The cost of insuring Bahraini debt hit nineteen-month highs of 318 bps late February when anti-government protests killed seven demonstrators (Getty Images)

The cost of insuring Bahraini sovereign debt for five years rose twelve basis points on Monday following violent protests over the weekend that prompted the island kingdom to call on neighbouring Gulf Arab countries for help to maintain order and security.

Five-year credit default swaps rose to 305 bps, data from Markit showed, defying a broader easing seen for other regional sovereign credits.

The cost of insuring Bahraini debt hit nineteen-month highs of 318 bps late February when anti-government protests killed seven demonstrators. Demonstrations on Sunday saw protestors overwhelm police and cut off roads.

Five-year CDS for Morocco rose 6 bps while those for Egypt were 5 bps higher. Qatari five-year CDS traded unchanged at 112 bps while those for Saudi Arabia dipped 2 bps. Tunisia five-year CDS eased 1 bps.

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