HSBC announces $2 billion to 3 billion in new cuts as part of cost-saving plan
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 15, 2013 - 11:16 am EDT
LONDON — HSBC has announced it is seeking a further $2 billion-$3 billion in cost savings as it continues to trim its global empire — a move analysts say could cost more jobs.
In a statement Wednesday, HSBC PLC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said the cuts are part of a cost-saving strategy which has already seen 52 peripheral or underperforming units close.
People walk past a branch of the HSBC bank in London, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, after the bank announced 2 to 3 billion US dollars in new cuts as it continues to trim its global empire. Europe's biggest bank by market value, HSBC announced a doubling of its profit earlier this month as it reaped the benefits of recent restructuring, trimming around 40,000 jobs from a workforce of about 300,000 since 2011, but the new cost cutting is widely expected to translate into additional layoffs. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The bank has also trimmed 40,000 jobs from a workforce of 300,000 since 2011, and the new savings are expected to translate into additional layoffs.
Europe's biggest bank by market value, HSBC announced a doubling of its profit earlier this month as it reaped the benefits of the restructuring.
Shares in HSBC were up just under 1 percent to 7.53 pounds in London at midday Wednesday.
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