BEIJING—Global stock markets sank Monday after Swiss authorities arranged the takeover of troubled Credit Suisse amid fears of a global banking crisis ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting to decide on more possible interest rate hikes.
Hong Kong’s main index slid 2.7 percent. London, Frankfurt, and Paris opened down more than 1 percent. Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney also declined. Wall Street futures were off 1 percent. Oil prices plunged more than $2 per barrel.
Swiss authorities on Sunday announced UBS would acquire its smaller rival as regulators try to ease fears about banks following the collapse of two U.S. lenders. Central banks announced coordinated efforts to stabilize lenders, including a facility to borrow U.S. dollars if necessary.
Switzerland’s share benchmark was down 1.8 percent, […]
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