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Credit Suisse Market Turmoil Heightens After Memo Backfires (2)

Oct. 3, 2022, 5:22 PM

Credit Suisse Group AG was plunged into fresh market turmoil after Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Koerner’s attempts to reassure employees and investors backfired, adding to uncertainty surrounding the bank.

The stock, which had already more than halved this year before Monday’s sell-off, fell as much as 12% to a record low before clawing back most of those losses and closing Zurich trading about 1% lower. That was accompanied by a spike in the cost to insure the bank’s debt against default, which jumped to its highest ever.

Koerner, for the second time in as many weeks, had sought to ...