Credit Suisse, UBS deal talks: What you need to know
UBS Group AG is in emergency talks to buy fellow Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse as authorities try to stave off turmoil when global markets reopen on Monday, with reports saying UBS has offered to pay more than $2 billion.
UBS Group AG is in emergency talks to buy fellow Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse as authorities try to stave off turmoil when global markets reopen on Monday, with reports saying UBS has offered to pay more than $2 billion. DEVELOPMENTS
* Swiss authorities are examining imposing losses on Credit Suisse bondholders as part of a rescue, two sources told Reuters on Sunday, while European regulators are apprehensive for fear it could hit investor confidence elsewhere. * A takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS could see the Swiss government offer guarantees of up to $6 billion against the risks involved, two people with knowledge of the matter said previously.
* Credit Suisse's plan to spin off its investment bank under the First Boston brand is being thrown into doubt by the takeover talks, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday. * The Bank of England has indicated to international counterparts and to UBS that it would back a proposed takeover of Credit Suisse, Sky News reported.
* Three prominent U.S. lawmakers on banking matters said they would consider higher federal insurance limit on bank deposits to stem a drain of large, uninsured deposits away from smaller and regional banks. * First Citizens BancShares is evaluating an offer for Silicon Valley Bank and at least one other suitor is seriously considering an offer, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.
* The Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America has asked regulators to extend federal insurance to all deposits for two years, Bloomberg reported, citing a letter from the coalition. * At least two major banks in Europe are examining scenarios of contagion and looking to regulators for stronger signals of support, two senior executives close to the discussions told Reuters.
ANALYSIS * Asset concerns weigh on U.S. regional bank deal talks.
* As worries over banks swirl, investors seek protection against a market crash. * Financial or price stability? Fed faces calls to pause.
* Bank panic revives memories of 2008, may bring lasting change. MARKETS
* Wall St Week Ahead -Plunging bond yields boost stocks' allure ahead of Fed meeting (Compiled by Reuters editors)
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