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UBS takeover of Credit Suisse: the main points

The takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS will create a banking giant unprecedented in the history of Switzerland, where banking is a core part of the national identity.. "The UBS takeover of Credit Suisse has laid the foundation for greater stability both in Switzerland and internationally."

Controversial regasification unit arrives in Italy

A new floating storage and regasification unit considered crucial to Italy's energy security arrived in Tuscany on Sunday, sparking local protests.. But there have been months of local protests against the project, and a small march was staged Sunday ahead of the vessel's late-night arrival from Singapore.

Credit Suisse: a bank sunk by scandals

Credit Suisse was a pillar of Swiss banking that rapidly collapsed, its foundations fatally undercut by repeated missteps that left it shaky when storms in the banking sector began swirling.. Here is an overview of the woes that brought down Credit Suisse: - Greensill bankruptcy - The catalogue of troubles began with the 2021 collapse of Greensill, a British financial firm specialised in short-term corporate loans via a complex and opaque business model.

Lacking health workers, Germany taps robots for elder care

The white-coloured humanoid "Garmi" does not look much different from a typical robot -- it stands on a platform with wheels and is equipped with a black screen on which two blue circles acting as eyes are attached.. - 'We must get there' - In the Garmisch laboratory, Steinebach sat down at a table equipped with three screens and a joystick as he got ready to test the robot's progress.

How AI 'revolution' is shaking up journalism

Journalists had fun last year asking the shiny new AI chatbot ChatGPT to write their columns, most concluding that the bot was not good enough to take their jobs.. The technology news site CNET perhaps heralded the way forward when it quietly deployed an AI program last year to write some of its listicles.

US Fed to balance banking woes, inflation in next rate decision

US central bankers face an unenviable task when they gather in Washington next week: tackling persistent inflation without adding to financial sector turmoil after Silicon Valley Bank's rapid collapse.. Turmoil in the banking sector is not over either, with many regional banks seeing their stocks plunge again at the end of the week despite intervention by US regulators and some of Wall Street's biggest banks.

How AI could upend the world even more than electricity or the internet

The rise of artificial general intelligence -- now seen as inevitable in Silicon Valley -- will bring change that is "orders of magnitude" greater than anything the world has yet seen, observers say.. This is the first time we're able to create intelligence itself and increase its amount in the universe," he told AFP. Change, as a result, will be "orders of magnitude greater than every other technological change we've ever had in history."

UBS and Credit Suisse: similar Swiss banks with differing fortunes

UBS and Credit Suisse, the two biggest banks in Switzerland, are in takeover talks, according to several media -- a move long deemed unthinkable as the pair are so similar.. Investment banking represents 25.2 percent of UBS's turnover, compared to nearly 20.6 percent at Credit Suisse, with the pair running many similar activities such as mergers and acquisitions advice.

Latin finance ministers meet in Panama under shadow of US bank crisis

Top financial officials from Latin American and Caribbean countries are meeting Saturday in an annual conclave of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), after a week overshadowed by the banking crisis in the United States and Europe. . But after US banks suffered their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis, concern has grown across Latin America and the Caribbean that the turmoil could spread.