Asian Markets, Silicon Valley Bank, Crypto

4 minutes ago

CNBC Pro: Barclays says shares of this little-known global chip company could rise 50%

Shares of the UK-based technology company, which designs custom chips and semiconductors, are expected to rise more than 50% in the next 12 months, according to Barclays Equity Research.

The investment bank said the fast-growing data center space is “expanding sales and profit growth faster than any other company in our coverage.”

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– Ganesh Rao

4 minutes ago

CNBC Pro: ‘Unprecedented Growth’: Citi Now Reveals Its 4 Best Holdings in Renewables

Citi said the world is undergoing “rapid and transformative change” when it comes to energy, naming four buy-rated stocks as “top picks” in the space.

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– Weissen Don

33 minutes ago

Silicon Valley Bank’s China venture says balance sheet ‘independent’

The Chinese joint venture of shuttered bank Silicon Valley Bank said last week that its operations were “independent and stable” amid the collapse of its US parent.

SPD Silicon Valley Bank is a 50-50 joint venture between Silicon Valley Bank and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.

In a statement on its website, the bank said it had “always operated sustainably, in compliance with Chinese laws and regulations, with a sound management structure and independent balance sheet.”

“As China’s first technology bank, SPD Silicon Valley is committed to serving Chinese science and technology enterprises, and always adheres to Chinese regulations for sustainable operations,” the bank added.

– Lim Hui Jee

45 minutes ago

Biden tweets regulators reached ‘fix’ to protect US financial system

President Joe Biden tweeted that U.S. regulators have reached a “settlement” over issues related to Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.

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“The American people and American businesses can trust that their bank deposits will be there when they need them,” he said in a Twitter thread.

“I am committed to holding those responsible for this mess fully accountable and continuing our efforts to strengthen oversight and regulation of the big banks so we are never in this position again,” Biden wrote in a tweet.

– Jihye Lee

An hour ago

Silicon Valley bank collapse won’t hurt Asian growth outlook: Goldman Sachs

Andrew Tilton, chief Asia-Pacific economist at Goldman Sachs, said the region’s economic outlook was unlikely to be affected by the fallout from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.

“As this is relatively quickly addressed by regulators and does not spread to additional companies beyond what has been mentioned so far, we are unlikely to see a significant impact on the Asian growth outlook,” Tilton told CNBC. “Squawk Box Asia.”

He reiterated the company’s forecast for China’s economy and stressed that it would be largely driven by the reopening after the zero-Covid policy.

“We continue to expect 5.5% growth for China this year, driven largely by reopening and less sensitive to this particular issue,” Tilton said.

– Jihye Lee

An hour ago

Dick Bowe says depositors have lost faith in US banks

Senior banking analyst Dick Bowe said U.S. banks have lost credibility with average investors because of what he described as “accounting tricks,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia.”

“A bank account in America is junk,” he said. “Banks are using accounting gimmicks to avoid stating what is the real stake in these banks,” he added.

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Bowe also noted that the problems surrounding the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank were led by federal direct loans.

“They have $110 billion invested in US government-backed securities, Treasuries, mortgage-backed securities,” he said. “It wasn’t the loans that created the problem, it was the US-backed bonds that created the problem.”

– Jihye Lee

3 hours before

Regulatory backlash for SVB failure aimed at protecting economy, officials say

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and FDIC Chairman Martin J. Grunberg released a joint statement Sunday night. They explained the rationale behind the plan to protect financial institutions with money in Silicon Valley banking and bail out depositors.

“We are taking decisive action to protect the American economy by strengthening public confidence in our banking system,” the statement said. “This action will ensure the U.S. banking system continues to play its vital roles in protecting deposits and providing households and businesses with access to credit in a way that promotes strong and sustainable economic growth.”

Silicon Valley Bank failed on Friday, marking the biggest bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis. This has raised concerns over other banks that may see similar risks.

“The U.S. banking system remains on solid footing, and reforms enacted after the financial crisis have ensured better security for the banking sector,” officials said in a statement.

“Those reforms, combined with today’s actions, demonstrate our commitment to taking the necessary steps to ensure depositors’ savings are safe.” They added.

– Fred Imbert

3 hours before

Even after Signature Bank shuts down, cryptocurrencies rise with stock futures

Crypto rose along with stocks as US regulators unveiled a plan to ensure depositors at a Silicon Valley bank get their money after the bank’s shock collapse on Friday.

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Bitcoin and Ether were each up about 7% after 6:30 p.m., according to Coin Metrics.

The moves came even as New York’s Signature Bank was shut down Sunday by the New York State Department of Financial Services, according to a joint statement from the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.

Signature Bank is another popular crypto-friendly company, and the next largest to Silvergate, which announced its impending liquidation last week.

Its closure raises fears among crypto investors and entrepreneurs that the industry is de-risking the US banking system, which would allow it to move into crypto assets without “on-ramps”. Silvergate and Signature Crypto have helped solve this problem by creating easier banking services and payment platforms for companies.

Wall Street analysts maintained buy ratings on Signature Bank on Friday, despite bad news about its peers earlier in the week.

– Tanaya Machel

3 hours before

Futures rose after regulators announced a freeze on SVB depositors

Futures extended their gains as early as 6:30 p.m. ET after U.S. regulators unveiled a plan to limit damage from the collapse of Silicon Valley banks.

Dow futures were last up 297 points, or 0.9%. S&P 500 futures rose 1.1% and Nasdaq Composite futures advanced 1.2%.

– Tanaya Machel

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