Why Is Credit Suisse in Trouble? The Banking Turmoil Explained

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2023
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Credit Suisse’s CS -6.94%decrease; red down pointing triangle nearly 167-year run came to an abrupt end Sunday when its larger and longtime rival UBS Group UBS -5.50%decrease; red down pointing triangle agreed to buy it, marking the biggest deal in the global banking system in years.

UBS’s deal to take over Credit Suisse for around $3 billion came together quickly over the weekend, though problems at Credit Suisse brewed for years. The Swiss lender has long been viewed as the problem child of the banking system. 

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