Irish bonds sixth riskiest: report


Irish bonds performed worse than all other sovereigns in the three months leading up to the second round of bank restructuring unveiled at the end of September, a report released Thursday showed.

The report, published by CMA, a credit market information provider, showed credit default swap (CDS) spreads, which reflect the cost of insuring bonds, widened 72.3% on Irish government notes from July to the end of September. The spread also hit an all-time high of 488.4 basis points on 27 September.

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