Mar 24, 2023
Deutsche Bank Shares Slump as Credit-Default Swaps Surge
(Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG shares slumped and the German lender’s credit-default swaps surged amid wider concerns about the stability of the banking sector.
The stock dropped 10%. The cost of insuring Deutsche Bank’s debt against default jumped as five-year credit default swaps widened by 24 basis points to 193 basis points on Friday morning, after jumping by the highest amount on record the day before.
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Adding to negative sentiment, Bloomberg News reported that Credit Suisse Group AG and UBS Group AG are among the banks under scrutiny in a US Justice Department probe into whether financial professionals helped Russian oligarchs evade sanctions.
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