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CNN Business' expert reporters lead you through the latest news in the fast-changing world of global markets, with sharp insights, essential context, and exclusive interviews so you can make the most of the business day ahead.


Silicon Valley Bank left a void that won't easily be filled Before The Bell
Silicon Valley's tech community relied on the leadership of Silicon Valley Bank for four decades. Now they're not sure what to do. Plus, UBS has purchased its former rival, Credit Suisse for $3.25 billion. US stock futures were slightly lower after UBS took over Credit Suisse. European markets were a bit higher in early trade. Asian indexes closed sharply lower.
Mar 20, 2023
The Federal Reserve considers its difficult path forward Before The Bell
The Fed has a tough path ahead, here's what could happen at the central bank's policy meeting next week. Plus, First Republic Bank gets a 30 billion dollar lifeline from its contemporaries. US stock futures are mixed after First Republic Bank got a 30 billion dollar lifeline from a consortium of larger banks. European markets were higher in early trade. Asian indexes closed sharply higher.
Mar 17, 2023
Searching for a scapegoat: Who do we blame for the fall of SVB? Before The Bell
Who is to blame for the current banking meltdown? Plus, beleaguered megabank Credit Suisse borrows more than $50 billion from Swiss National Bank. US stock futures are mixed after Credit Suisse's said it would borrow up to 50 billion Swiss Francs from the Swiss National Bank as a crucial lifeline. European markets were higher in early trade. Asian indexes closed sharply lower.
Mar 16, 2023
The forgotten rescue plan that could prevent another SVB-like collapse Before The Bell
Everything you wanted to know about the Fed's new bank funding program but were afraid to ask. Plus, PPI, bank stocks and retail sales: What investors are watching today. US stock futures are down sharply after Credit Suisse's biggest shareholder appeared to rule out providing any more funding for the embattled Swiss lender. European markets were sharply lower in early trade. Asian indexes closed higher.
Mar 15, 2023
What comes next in the banking crisis? The early 1990s hold clues Before The Bell
It's easy to see why the current chaos in the banking sector is being compared the global financial crisis of 2008, but other comparisons are more apposite. Plus, how the Fed might be thinking about today's inflation report in light of the SVB failure.
Mar 14, 2023
From Wile E. Coyote to edibles: Recession forecasts are getting weird Before The Bell
It's hard to explain what's happening to the economy and so economists are turning to metaphors to help. Plus, US authorities guarantee all SVB deposits.
Mar 13, 2023
The Fed wants to limit wage growth. That's particularly bad for women Before The Bell
The gender pay gap is stickier than inflation. That could get worse as the Federal Reserve fights to cool the economy. Plus jobs, bank stocks and Biden's budget. US stock futures are falling, after Wall Street took a beating Thursday from a big banking sell-off triggered by trouble at tech-lender SVB Financial Group. European markets are skidding lower, with bank stocks hit hard. Asian indexes closed with losses.
Mar 10, 2023
The return of the Reddit investor, this time with powerful friends Before The Bell
Everyone is a meme trader these days, even smart money. Plus, jobs, housing and a warning to Big Tech: What Wall Street is paying attention to. US stock futures are ticking lower. European markets are also weaker in early trade. Asian indexes closed mixed.
Mar 9, 2023
Jerome Powell's testimony sent markets reeling. That may be a good thing. Before The Bell
Jerome Powell sent markets falling on Tuesday. That could be a good thing. Plus, Elizabeth Warren, going green and bank stocks: Takeaways from Powell's Congressional testimony. US stock futures are ticking higher after Tuesday's slide. European markets are mixed in early trade. Asian indexes closed with losses, although Japan's Nikkei bucked the trend.
Mar 8, 2023
What to watch as Fed Chair Powell testifies before Congress Before The Bell
Fed head Jerome Powell testifies before Congress: What we're watching. Plus, why no one can say if a recession is coming or not.
Mar 7, 2023
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