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Banks set for biggest job cull since 2015; Morgan Stanley lets go 1,500

This year, more than 50 lenders have announced plans to cut a combined 77,780 jobs, the most since 91,448 in 2015

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Nicholas Comfort | Bloomberg
Banks around the world are unveiling the biggest round of job cuts in four years as they slash costs to weather a slowing economy and adapt to digital technology.

This year, more than 50 lenders have announced plans to cut a combined 77,780 jobs, the most since 91,448 in 2015, according to filings by the companies and labor unions. Banks in Europe, which face the added burden of negative interest rates for years to come, account for almost 82% of the total.

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First Published: Dec 27 2019 | 4:03 PM IST

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