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Credit Suisse cut by Fitch in latest ratings downgrade

ZURICH, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Fitch Ratings has cut Credit Suisse Group's CSGN.S long-term issuer default rating one notch to 'BBB' with a negative outlook, the latest downgrade for the embattled Swiss bank. Moody's lowered its ratings and S&P took a harsher view of the bank's prospects this week as Credit Suisse tries to stem losses and regain its footing under a new CEO.

Swiss PMI dips slightly but industry stays in growth mode

ZURICH, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The Swiss purchasing managers' (PMI) index fell by 1.1 points in July, according to data published on Tuesday, but remained in positive territory despite concerns about rising energy prices and a slowdown in export markets. The manufacturing index dropped to a seasonally adjusted 58.0 points in July from 59.1 points in June in the survey compiled by the Swiss purchasing managers' association procure.ch and Credit Suisse.

Swiss leading economic indicator points to gloom ahead

By John Revill ZURICH, July 29 (Reuters) - The forward-looking Swiss KOF economic barometer slipped to its lowest reading in two years in July, data published on Friday showed, indicating a sluggish development for one of Europe's traditionally more robust economies. The barometer, compiled by the KOF Institute at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, fell 5.1 points to 90.1 points in July, the third month in a row below the 100 point level and its lowest reading since July 2020.

Vontobel H1 profit drops 21% in tough markets

ZURICH, July 28 (Reuters) - First-half net profit at Swiss wealth and asset management group Vontobel VONN.S fell by a fifth as market ructions prompted a small net outflow of client funds, it said on Thursday. Group net profit slumped 21% to 151.4 million Swiss francs ($158 million), while operating income fell 12%. Net new money slipped 0.8%. Return on equity retreated to 14.6% from 18.7% in the first half of 2021, but beat the target of at least 14%.

Europe's banks flash some good news but downbeat on economy

By Tom Sims and Sinead Cruise FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) - European banks this week offered flashes of surprisingly good news on profits, but some executives spoke of a bleak outlook for the rest of the year amid raging inflation, war and energy shortages. Deutsche Bank DBKGn.DE , the German lender in Europe's largest economy, reported on Wednesday larger-than-expected profit for the second quarter that was helped by trading revenue in volatile markets and higher interest rates.


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