Dutch bank ING Groep (INGA.AS) said it plans to cut dozens of jobs at its dealing room in Amsterdam, including corporate bond and commodities traders, and will move 22 positions to London. ING said on Wednesday that 43 Amsterdam-based roles will be cut, while 22 roles will be created in London. Eleven new positions will be created in the Amsterdam dealing room. Source Reuters
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Spain has discreetly hired ferries to be moored in the Port of Barcelona as temporary housing for possibly thousands of police specially deployed to keep order in rebel Catalonia and help suppress an illegal independence referendum. Source bloomberg
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund hit $1 trillion for the first time on Tuesday, driven higher by climbing stock markets and a weaker U.S. dollar. Source: Bloomberg
Finland, a first-rate place in which to be a mother, has registered the lowest number of newborns in nearly 150 years. The birth rate has been falling steadily since the start of the decade, and there’s little to suggest a reversal in the trend. Source: Bloomberg