Banking Sector

Asian stocks struggled on Thursday, dragged down by tech and property selling in Hong Kong, while the dollar was under pressure as softening U.S. inflation seemed to suggest the Federal Reserve’s rate hike cycle was nearing its end. Early in the Asia day the euro hit a 2-1/2 month top at $1.10. Investors are positive […]

Credit Suisse Rescue Package

Switzerland’s parliament on Wednesday rejected a Credit Suisse rescue package that included 109 billion Swiss francs ($120.87 billion) in financial guarantees in a largely symbolic vote as the government commitment, made using emergency law, cannot be overturned. Although parliament’s upper house earlier on Wednesday retrospectively approved the measures, the lower house rejected them for the […]

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp is expected to propose next month how to make the U.S. banking sector pay for an estimated $23 billion hole in its insurance fund by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in March. The agency has broad authority in setting the terms of what is known as […]

Major cryptocurrency bitcoin breached the key $30,000 level for the first time in 10 months on Tuesday, adding to its steady gains as investors raised bets that the U.S. Federal Reserve will soon end its aggressive monetary tightening campaign. Bitcoin peaked at $30,438 in Asian trade and was last up 1.96% at $30,233. It has […]

Ukrainian hackers claim to have broken into the emails of a senior Russian military spy wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for hacking the Hillary Clinton campaign and other senior U.S. Democrats ahead of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency in 2016. In a message posted to Telegram on Monday, a group calling itself […]

World stocks survive

Banking sector turmoil has not dented demand for equities, with MSCI’s world stock index up 7% so far this year. Hopes that the Federal Reserve and others could soon pause the most aggressive interest rate hiking cycle in decades has supported stocks even as sentiment more generally has been rattled by the failures of two […]

healthy results

China’s Big Five lenders posted above 3.5% annual net profit growth this week, but warned that the foundations of the country’s recovery were “not yet solid”. China’s Bank of Communications Co Ltd (BoCom) and Bank of China (BoC) both posted just over 5% annual net profit growth on Thursday. Even higher figures came from the […]