Credit Suisse’s Downfall: A Timeline of Turmoil and Transformation

Last week the shares of Credit Suisse fell to an all-time low, causing the Swiss National Bank to step in with a liquidity lifeline of up to 50 billion Swiss francs ($54 billion). This marked the first major bank intervention since the 2008 global financial crisis. The bank’s shares have nosedived nearly 98% since their peak in April 2007, while credit default swaps, insuring bondholders against defaults, reached record highs.

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Biden Vs. Trump: What Do the 2020 Presidential Elections Hold for Europe’s Economy?

Trump and Biden on boxing match with Merkel as referee

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In the past four years, it has become apparently clear that Europeans are not especially fond of Trump’s presidency. So much so, in fact, that, according to the Pew Research Center, some would go so far as to place more faith in Chinese President Xi Jinping – the heart of a well-oiled Communist regime – in “doing the right thing” than in the current U.S. president.

This is why Brussels and Europe, in general, have placed such great hopes on Joe Biden – the presidential candidate who is believed to be able to reforge the transatlantic alliance, re-enter the U.S. in the Paris Agreement and revoke the trade tariffs, imposed by the Trump administration, on China and the U.S. allies, among other things. But will this really be the case?

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