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A rapid-finance world must ready for a slow-motion banking crisis

By Greg Ip

29 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

The banking crisis may seem to have abated for now. But that may also be wishful thinking. Such crises can be slow-moving and corrosive—and can last for years—according to this WSJ analysis.

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In recent decades financial crises have tended to be fast-moving and violent. They usually revolve around a handful of companies or countries, and often climax over a weekend, before Asian markets open.

That template is grounds for hope that the worst of the current turmoil may have passed with the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank and the forced merger of Credit Suisse with UBS Group AG this month, as well as the federal backstops implemented in response to these events.

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