LONDON Feb 21 The cost of insuring French
government debt against default rose on Tuesday to its highest
level in more than three years on heightened concerns about an
unpredictable presidential race in the euro zone's
Five-year credit default swaps (CDS) on French government
debt rose to around 67 bps, according to data
from Markit, the financial information services company.
There is about a 5.5 percent probability of a French default
within five years, according to the Markit data. That compares
with 3 percent at the start of February.
(Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe, editing by Nigel Stephenson)