First Republic in the Spotlight as Uncertainty Persists for U.S. Regional Banks

A handful of regional banks that, just a few weeks ago, were small players in the giant U.S. banking system, are now at the epicenter of a crisis that has rocked America. The turmoil at regional banks has also involved billionaire investor Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon.

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Mr Warren Buffett

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Buffett, who heads investment and insurance firm Berkshire Hathaway, has rallied with the Biden administration over possible support for regional On the other hand, small and medium-sized banks and some lawmakersIt is appealing to the government to strengthen deposit protection.

Amid the turmoil surrounding U.S. regional banks despite efforts by regulators, the banking industry has decided to make a historic and painful consolidation. by UBS GroupAcquisition of Credit Suisse Group. While speculation about the fate of Credit Suisse has ended, the outlook for regional banks remains uncertain.

“There will be quite a bit of volatility ahead,” said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser to Allianz. “People are probably doing something irrational but understandable: moving money. said in an interview. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion.

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Mohammed El-Erian talks about US bank crisis

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Bloomberg News said Thursday that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is working to dismantle the bankrupt Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) after failing to find a suitable buyer in its second auction.Report. FDIC to extend bid deadline for SVB receiving bank on 20thAnnounced. The new deadline for tenders is March 24 for the “bridge bank,” which manages SVB’s assets and liabilities, and March 22 for Silicon Valley Private Bank. The FDIC said it had received “significant interest” from several sources.

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