Banking Sector

UBS Takeover of Credit Suisse a Done Deal

It’s been tagged as the biggest deal banking in the world since the dark days of 2008. The UBS takeover of Credit Suisse. But the imminent collapse of Credit Suisse which preceded it also tarnished the reputation of Switzerland’s banking credibility. The deal creates a wealth management group with a $1.6 trillion balance sheet, effectively […]

Is Generative AI Ready for Banks to Dive In? 

 Prominent big banks at the Money 20/20 fintech conference in Amsterdam are carefully exploring the potential of generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Despite recognizing its transformative power, these financial institutions, including the Netherlands’ ABN Amro, exercise caution due to the inherent risks involved. Executives and industry experts gathered in Amsterdam’s conference center to discuss the […]

Dollar slides as US inflation slows, tech drags on Hong Kong

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 Rejected by Swiss Parliament

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 […]

Bitcoin Breaks Above $30,000 as Investors Eye End of Rate Rises

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 […]