European banking stocks sold off sharply in early trade Friday as jitters surrounding U.S. bank SVB Financial — which plunged 60% Thursday — spread around the world.
It followed an announcement by the tech-focused lender of a capital raise to help offset bond sale losses.
The Euro Stoxx Banks index was on pace for its worst day since June, led by a decline of more-than 8% for Deutsche Bank.
Societe Generale, HSBC, ING Groep and Commerzbank all fell more than 5%.
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