Credit Suisse

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 […]

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 […]

Switzerland Cuts Bonus Payouts for Top Credit Suisse Management

Switzerland has instructed Credit Suisse to cancel or reduce all outstanding bonus payments for the top three levels of management and examine whether those already paid can be recovered, the Federal Council said on Wednesday. Under Swiss banking law, the Federal Council can impose bonus-related measures on a systemically important bank if it received state […]

Capsized Credit Suisse Faces Shareholder Fury

Credit Suisse is expected to face shareholder anger at what will be its final annual general meeting on Tuesday after the bank was rescued last month by rival UBS. The hastily arranged takeover by Zurich-based UBS, for which Switzerland invoked emergency legislation, bypassed Credit Suisse shareholders, who would otherwise have had a say, and largely […]

Asia Stocks Down on Inflation, Growth Concerns; RBA Hits Pause

Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday as investors grappled with inflation concerns in the wake of the surprise cuts to the OPEC+ group’s oil output targets, while treasury yields fell after frail U.S. manufacturing data renewed anxiety about the economy. An announcement on Sunday of output target cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries […]

UBS and Credit Suisse Shares Drop as Swiss Prosecutor Investigates Takeover

Credit Suisse and UBS shares fell on Monday after Switzerland’s federal prosecutor opened an investigation into the emergency merger of the two lenders. The office of the attorney general said on Sunday that the prosecutor opened an investigation into the state-backed takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS Group last month, looking into potential breaches of […]