Christopher Spink covers financial restructuring across Europe, as assistant editor for International Financing Review. He is currently focusing on the Eurozone crisis as well as regulatory developments as part of IFR’s People & Markets team. Previously he wrote about M&A for another Thomson Reuters title Acquisitions Monthly. During his 15 year career Chris has also covered AIM companies and venture capital backed businesses, as head of research and deputy editor at Growth Company Investor. He also wrote best-selling book, "How to invest when you don’t have any money", when he worked at investment website The Motley Fool.
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Credit Suisse reported a SFr6.44bn pretax loss for the final three months of 2015 and chief executive Tidjane Thiam warned that “challenging” conditions in January could persist for the rest of the quarter, sending shares to their lowest point in over 20 years.
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