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UBS shares slide 5%, Credit Suisse craters 60% after takeover deal

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2023
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Shares of Credit Suisse and UBS led losses on the pan-European Stoxx 600 index on Monday morning, shortly after the latter secured a 3 billion Swiss franc ($3.2 billion) “emergency rescue” of its embattled domestic rival.

Credit Suisse shares collapsed by 60% at around 11:20 a.m. London time (7:20 a.m. ET), while UBS traded 5% lower.

Europe’s banking index was down nearly 1.8% around the same time, with lenders including ING, Societe Generale and Barclays all falling over 2.7%.

The declines come shortly after UBS agreed to buy Credit Suisse as part of a cut-price deal in an effort to stem...

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