Markit Recap – 10/5/2015

Eastern Europe is generally viewed by credit investors as one of the safer segments of increasingly shaky emerging markets asset class. But the aggressive presence of Russia poses risks, as its neighbours know all too well. On September 23rd the Republic of Ukraine failed to pay principal on its $500m 6.875% coupon bond. A drawn out conflict with pro-Russian separatists in its eastern region and a plunge in price on its most lucrative exports have left the Eastern Bloc country