Will a $3bn bailout be enough for Sri Lanka?

The IMF’s board has finally backed a $3bn bailout for Sri Lanka to help relieve a ‘catastrophic’ economic and social crisis, shares in First Republic Bank tumbled 47 per cent on Monday despite a $30bn rescue deposit last week, and Credit Suisse bondholders were in uproar after the rescue deal by rival UBS wiped out $17bn of the failed Swiss bank’s bonds.

Mentioned in this podcast:

IMF approves $3bn bailout for Sri Lanka 

Wall Street chief executives try to come up with new plan for First Republic

Credit Suisse bondholders in uproar over $17bn debt wipeout

Credit Suisse AT1s: investors go loco after Coco no-no

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