Markit Recap – 7/18/2016

Last week’s failed Turkish coup, and the resulting crackdown, has spooked holders of Turkey’s dollar denominated government bonds. Gauged by Turkey’s CDS spread, the market’s perceptions of the country’s credit risk has jumped by more than a quarter from its close on Thursday. Turkey’s spreads hit 290bps on July 21, the widest level since February.

The majority of the recent widening has happened since Monday’s close, which shows that the market is equally worried