HSBC Resuscitates 35,000 Job Cut Plan As Banking Troubles Persist

Back in February, HSBC, Europe’s largest bank and troubled lender, announced a plan that would slash upwards of 35,000 jobs. Shortly after, the lender put restructuring plans on hold for three months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, Bloomberg reports, HSBC is resuming plans to cut tens of thousands of jobs as a way to boost profitability in today’s challenging environment.  “Since February, we have pressed…

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Soaring Food & Energy Costs Spark Rebound In Producer Prices

Producer Prices rebounded MoM in May with headline Final Demand PPI rising 0.4% (against +0.1% exp) but it left PPI YoY still down 0.8%… Source: Bloomberg Some serious dispersion in the various sector’s price swings… This rebound was driven by a record surge in food prices… Source: Bloomberg Two-thirds of the May increase in the index…

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