Tuesday’s Headlines: Deutsche Bank cuts jobs, 2011 profit goal

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Oct 4, 2011

Dalia Fahmy

Deutsche Bank plans to cut 500 investment banking jobs as business slows sharply amid the European debt crisis, news media are reporting. The bank also said it would miss its $13.2 billion pre-tax profit goal for 2011.

“The intensifying European sovereign debt crisis led to sustained uncertainties among market participants in the third quarter and thus to significantly reduced volumes and revenues,” Deutsche Bank said, according to The New York Times.

The bank also said "operating costs relating to an indirect tax position" weighed on third-quarter earnings, according to Bloomberg.

In addition, Deutsche Bank will write down 250 million euros of Greek debt, the Financial Times reports.

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