Credit Suisse bank may cut 5,000 jobs – Swiss paper

Credit Suisse bank may cut 5,000 jobs – Swiss paper

PanARMENIAN.Net - Swiss bank Credit Suisse could announce the loss of up to 5,000 jobs in its investment banking business at its forthcoming first-quarter results, Reuters reported citing a Swiss newspaper.

Citing an estimate from a member of senior management, the Sonntag newspaper said the bank could cut around 5,000 positions. The investment bank is "simply completely oversized", the person was quoted as saying.

The bank is due to report first-quarter results on April 25.

Credit Suisse ended 2011 with 20,900 investment bankers, 200 more than at the beginning of the year. Staff count at the whole bank was largely stable even after two rounds of cuts eliminated 7 percent of the bank's overall workforce, or 3,500 jobs.

The Zurich-based bank has faced increased shareholder criticism about the size and the cost of its investment bank, raising pressure on Chief Executive Brady Dougan for cutbacks.

 Top stories
Among CIS countries, Azerbaijan was placed 60th, Russia 91st, Moldova 75th, Ukraine 88th, Kyrgyzstan 101st place.
In January-October 2014, the country’s exports totaled $1.250 billion, up %2.9 from last year, National Statistical Service said.
As a consulting partner, offering an extensive range of financial assistance, Ameriabank is financing a developing sector of industrial agriculture.
The mining right was granted to Geoteam CJSC, Lydian's 100% owned subsidiary, by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
Partner news