TSX futures down as caution around Credit Suisse prevails
Futures for Canada’s main stock index fell on Thursday, as caution prevailed around financial stocks after Credit Suisse secured a lifeline from the Swiss central bank, while higher commodity prices helped cut losses.
Futures on the S&P/TSX index were down 0.2% at 6:56 a.m. ET (1056 GMT), while their U.S. counterparts were mixed.
Financials (.SPTTFS), Canada’s largest sector by weight, had lost nearly 2% in the previous session.
Financial markets around the world have been rattled by the swift collapse of U.S.-based Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, with the recent drop in Credit Suisse’s (CSGN.S) stock only adding to concerns.
In a move to soothe markets, Credit Suisse said it would borrow up to $54 billion from Switzerland’s central bank to shore up liquidity and investor confidence.
Canada’s benchmark index (.GSPTSE) recorded its worst showing in over four months on Wednesday.
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