December 1, 2008 / 11:26 AM / 12 years ago

US Treasury 10-yr CDS hits record high

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The spread or risk premium on 10-year U.S. Treasury credit default swaps hit a record high on Monday, extending a recent trend as market participants continued to fret about the scale of the government’s financial rescue programmes.

Ten-year U.S. Treasury CDS widened to 68.4 basis points from Friday’s close of 60 basis points, according to credit data company CMA DataVision.

Five-year Treasury CDS widened to 52.5 basis points from 46 basis points at Friday’s close, it said. (Reporting by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

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