Credit Suisse shares soar after announcing Swiss Central Bank aid

Credit Suisse’s shares have soared 30% after it announced it will move to shore up its finances by borrowing up to nearly $54 billion from the Swiss Central Bank. It’s a massive swing on March 16 after its shares plunged 30% on the SIX stock exchange a day earlier after its biggest shareholder said it … Read more

UBS Group, Credit Suisse oppose idea of forced merger, says report

UBS Group AG and Credit Suisse Group AG are opposed to a forced merger, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. UBS prefers to focus on its own wealth-centric strategy and is reluctant to take on risks related to Credit Suisse, the report said, as the smaller rival seeks additional … Read more

Better times await fixed-income seekers

With interest rates bottoming out and the economy picking up, opportunities for higher returns may open up The spotlight has been on stock markets since the Budget presentation and subsequent stock swings have given palpitations to the adventurous. But this Budget had some significant signals for fixed income investors too, which have flown under the … Read more

Oaktree, Apollo lead giants betting on stressed India assets

India’s macroeconomic troubles are attracting a new wave of global investors betting they can eke out profits from the rising number of capital-starved businesses struggling to stay afloat. Some global heavyweights like Apollo Global Management Inc. and Oaktree Capital Group have either struck recent India deals or scaled up their teams in the country in … Read more