18 Charts That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About The World's Sovereign Debt

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Sovereign debt is at the centre of the world’s concerns right now, as countries pursue austerity budgets in an effort to curb market speculation on the stability of their debt.CMA Datavision have a world wide break down of a key tool of speculation, CDS, which can also be used to insure against the default of sovereign debt.

Not surprisingly, European sovereigns, and Greece in particular, are at the centre of the eurozone crisis and are being hit the hardest in the CDS markets. There are other targets out there, however.

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

The Safest Sovereign Debt

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Q2 Best Sovereign CDS Performers

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

The Riskiest Sovereign Debt

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Q2 Worst Sovereign CDS Performers

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Western Europe

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Highlight: Greece

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Scandinavia and Nordic Countries

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Highlight: Iceland

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Eastern Europe and Russia

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Highlight: Ukraine and Russia

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Middle East and Africa

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Highlight: Dubai and Iraq

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Highlight: Pakistan

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Asia

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

New Zealand and Australia

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

South America

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Highlight: Venezuela and Argentina

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

Highlight: The U.S. and UK

(Note, the vertical axis identify the 5 year CDS price in bps.)

Source: CMA Datavision

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