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“No one becomes a murderer more easily than a fatherland,” wrote Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Switzerland’s national playwright. Last weekend, the country killed one of its own. At a hastily convened press conference in the capital Bern on Sunday evening, the government and regulators announced Credit Suisse’s 167-year run as one of the pillars of Swiss society
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George Gatch, chief executive of JPMorgan Asset Management, offered a bracing assessment last Tuesday of his approach to global markets. Investors were reeling from the previous weekend’s emergency rescue of Credit Suisse. The bank’s shotgun wedding with historic arch rival UBS had been announced on Swiss television on Sunday evening with all the joy and
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Olaf Scholz rejected comparisons between Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse as a slump in the German lender’s shares sparked a further day of turmoil for the banking sector. Speaking after Deutsche shares fell 14 per cent, the German chancellor sought to shore up confidence in the country’s biggest bank, with investors still nervous after the
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It has been a frantic two weeks. The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank on March 10 sparked a domino effect that toppled another regional US lender, Signature Bank, spooked global markets, and led to the emergency takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS. Bank shares fell again on Friday, led by Deutsche Bank — prompting chancellor
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Weekends are usually times of quiet reflection. But bank turmoil turned the past two into frenzied panics for some. Anxious German bankers may build some optionality into plans for this weekend: Deutsche Bank’s shares fell as much as 14 per cent on Friday morning. The cause appeared to be a jump in the cost of
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Oil prices slid on Friday after US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm said it would take “years” to replenish the country’s strategic stockpiles, undermining hopes that the federal government would soon return to the market as a major buyer. Brent crude, the international benchmark, slipped as much as 4 per cent to $72.68 a barrel. West
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Equity markets were mixed on Friday as concerns over the health of the global banking system dragged down shares in US lenders down more than 14 per cent this week. The FTSE All-World stock index was down 0.1 per cent on Friday during Asian trading but up 1.6 per cent for the week. Technology stocks
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The writer is an FT contributing editor and co-founder of Now Teach Last Monday a primary school headteacher took to Twitter and declared that Ofsted inspectors, who were due the next day, would not be let in. She invited teachers everywhere to join a protest in solidarity with Ruth Perry, the primary head who recently took
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Executive pay at Silicon Valley Bank soared after the bank embarked on a strategy to boost profitability by buying riskier assets exposed to rising interest rates, according to a Financial Times analysis of securities filings and people familiar with the matter. The jump in pay for chief executive Greg Becker and chief financial officer Daniel
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