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ING to shed 7,000 jobs

Jobs cuts to mainly take place in Belgium and The Netherlands IFM Correspondent October 4, 2016: Dutch bank ING, the country’s biggest lender, announced plans to shed 7,000 jobs, mainly in Belgium and The Netherlands. The plan is part of cost cutting measure for the company, which will help it save $1.01 billion by 2021....

Eurozone: What recovery?

Disappointing GDP data highlight a lack of improvement in the economy, but the ECB is likely to ignore calls for action as it continues to evaluate policies already enacted August 18, 2014: According to Eurostat’s flash estimate, Eurozone GDP showed 0.0% growth in the second quarter, down from 0.2% in the first quarter. The figure...

Financial crisis: Repaydebt or grow income

Europeans seem to be doing the former and Americans the latter, says ING senior economist Teunis Brosens August 13, 2014: Many countries have been under pressure to reduce their debt burden since the global financial crisis. But results are mixed and have serious implications for the recovery, says ING senior economist Teunis Brosens. Brosens tells...

UK output finally exceeds pre-recession levels

ING believes that BoE will end up tightening monetary policy sooner rather than later July 25, 2014: UK 2Q14 GDP growth has come in at 0.8%QoQ or 3.1% YoY, in line with market expectations. This is the fastest rate of annual GDP growth since 4Q 2007 and means that the UK economy has finally regained...

Concerns about stagnation in Germany

he ZEW index, which measures investors’ confidence, continued its recent downward trend and decreased in July for the seventh month in a row July 16, 2014: While the World Cup trophy just landed in Berlin, the German ZEW index sends more signs of caution. The ZEW index, which measures investors’ confidence, continued its recent downward...

UK: A bounceback in June is possible

According to key surveys, business order books are at high levels. July 9: The UK manufacturing output numbers for May are remarkably soft. Rather than rise 0.4%MoM as expected by the market, which seemed fully justified on the basis of the CBI industrial trends numbers and the manufacturing purchasing managers’ indices, it actually fell 1.3%MoM....