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 […]

Deutsche Bank says cutting risks from Russian IT Operations

Deutsche Bank is looking for ways to minimise business disruption as it reduces risks from its Russian technology operations in line with the law, Germany’s biggest lender said on Wednesday. The comments by a bank spokesperson followed a report in the Financial Times that the bank was winding down its remaining software technology operations in […]

Hard Questions’’Completely Blown’VW Pledges Commitment to Electric Mobility in China, Urges Extension of Tax Breaks

 A senior Volkswagen AG China executive reiterated on Saturday the German automaker’s commitment to quickening the pace of electrification in the world’s second largest economy despite issues such as intensified competition and weak demand. VW plans to increase the number of charging posts for electric vehicles in China to 17,000 by 2025, as it planned […]

China Calls U.S Debt Trap Accusation ‘Irresponsible'

 China on Thursday called remarks by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen “irresponsible” and “unreasonable” after Yellen said Beijing’s lending activities leave developing countries “trapped in debt.” Yellen on Wednesday said she was concerned by some of China’s activities globally, particularly its lending to developing countries. She told U.S. lawmakers in a hearing that Washington was […]