Markit Eyes Japan with Asia CDS Pricing

UK-based credit and derivatives data vendor Markit has expanded its global credit default swap pricing service with new snapshots during Asian market hours to appeal to a growing base of existing and potential clients in Japan, officials say.

Markit's CDS service was originally rolled out to provide end-of-day prices, though the vendor has since added four intra-day time snapshots - at 12:30pm GMT, 3:30pm GMT to provide a price at European market close, 4:30pm GMT to provide prices at UK market