United Kingdom -Banks cut further jobs -May 16, 2013

Both RBS and HSBC have announced further job cuts. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to cut a further 1,400 jobs from its retail banking head office over the next two years. Most of the job losses are expected to be at RBS's offices in Edinburgh. Trade union Unite has described the cuts as ‘brutal’. Meanwhile, the bank HSBC has said it may cut an additional 14,000 jobs globally as part of a restructuring plan to reduce costs and increase profitability.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22550543

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22537306

 

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