ABN Amro exits trade, commodity financing after losses, to cut 800 jobs

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ABN Amro is to end all trade and commodity financing after a string of losses, in a massive overhaul of its activities that will see the Dutch bank cut 800 jobs. Shares in ABN, which had lost almost half their value this year, were up 6.

8 per cent at 0925 GMT after it said its corporate bank will retreat to northwest Europe, exiting the United States, Asia, Australia and Brazil, except for clearing operations. "We are over-exposed to global sectors and we had more than our fair share of exceptional client files", Robert.

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