The Fed’s SVB balancing act
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The world’s largest private investment firms are exploring the purchase of loans from the remains of Silicon Valley Bank, the Federal Reserve is caught between high inflation and financial instability, and US regulators are facing questions over whether they missed signs of mounting problems at SVB. Plus, Australia, the US and the UK announced details of a long-term plan to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines.
Mentioned in this podcast:
Buyout titans weigh purchases from Silicon Valley Bank loan book
US consumer prices rise 6% at tricky time for Fed amid SVB fallout
Regulators face questions over missed warning signs at Silicon Valley Bank
Aukus defence pact’s political pay-off will be a jobs bonanza
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