Stock markets slump amid fears of SVB contagion
14 March 2023 | 12:29 pm
The closure of Silicon Valley Bank, followed by Signature Bank, has undermined market confidence and raised recession risk fears. Stocks and equities in Asia dropped amid fears about exposure.
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