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December 2, 2008

HSBC, Credit Suisse to cut 1,150 jobs

Press Trust of India / UK, London: “Amid the ongoing economic crisis, the banking sector continues to be hit by mass layoffs with financial service major Credit Suisse and HSBC announcing additional 1,150 job cuts, a media report says.

According to the Financial Times, Credit Suisse will be trimming its workforce by 10 per cent leading to job loss for 650 employees, while HSBC said it was slashing 500 jobs.
Credit Suisse has been impacted by the loan writedowns, which has led to two quarters of losses for Switzerland’s second-largest bank this year, the report said.
A majority of the jobs at Credit Suisse would be cut in the investment banking and the support functions segment.”

“Earlier, HSBC said that it would cut 500 jobs in Asia as part of a shake-up of its global banking and markets division.

Besides, Citigroup had also announced it was shedding 52,000 staff worldwide, while Royal Bank of Scotland plans to cut about 3,000 jobs in its investment banking division.”

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