Asia-Pacific Bond Risk Falls, Credit-Default Swap Prices Show

July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Markit iTraxx Asia index of 40 investment-grade borrowers outside Japan fell 3bps to 161.5bps, according to Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

* Markit iTraxx Australia index slipped 2bps to 174.5bps,

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group prices show * Mkts in Japan closed for national holiday

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