US Welcomes Swiss Action to Support Financial Stability Says Treasury Secretary Yellen

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pauses during a bilateral meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland at the Treasury Department in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023InternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has welcomed the decision of Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, to acquire Swiss-based global investment bank Credit Suisse, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a joint statement with Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell. “We welcome the announcements by the Swiss authorities today to support financial stability. The capital and liquidity positions of the U.S. banking system are strong, and the U.S. financial system is resilient. We have been in close contact with our international counterparts to support their implementation,” Yellen and Powell said on Sunday. Earlier on Sunday, the Swiss National Bank announced the acquisition of Credit Suisse by UBS, adding that it would provide necessary assistance for the deal. UBS said that it was going to purchase Credit Suisse for 3 billion Swiss francs ($3.2 billion). US Welcomes Swiss Action to Support Financial Stability Says Treasury Secretary YellenWorldSwiss Biggest Bank UBS to Acquire Credit Suisse for Over $3Bln20:08 GMTOn Wednesday, Credit Suisse’s share price plunged nearly 30%, sparking concerns about a liquidity crunch. The incident followed the recent collapse of several US financial institutions, including the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).


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