Exclusive: UBS seeks about $6 billion in government guarantees for Credit Suisse deal


by Reuters

Reuters— UBS Group AG is seeking government guarantees of about $6 billion for a potential takeover of Credit Suisse Group AG , a person with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters on Saturday.

CNBC—UBS reportedly seeks $6 billion in government guarantees for Credit Suisse takeover. UBS is asking the Swiss government to cover about $6 billion in costs if it were to buy Credit Suisse, a person with knowledge of the talks told Reuters.

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