Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Did You Know ...

“News in numbers”

23% Y-o-Y fall in new job opportunities in London's financial sector

24% decline in value of the pounf against euro since the launch of the single currency in 2002

Over 100 MBOs went into receivership in 2007 in the UK, which is the biggest number for a long time, they'll be a lot more failures in 2008

By 2011 660 million is the number of virtualised PCs expected to grow worldwide from 5 million in 2007

A fully configured container will use up to 50% less electricity and needs 80% less coolo than a standard data centre

€21,037 million is the total revenue postedfor 2007 by BNP Paribas, the best performance in the firms history and an 11.6% rise on the previous year

66% of social networkers are more likely to buy a product as a result of a recommendation or word of mouth

$45.5 trillion is the current outstanding value of credit default swaps (designed to hedge against losses to banks and shareholders when companies fail to pay their debts), up from $900 billion in 2001

19 bn is what it cost the UK businesses in congestion charge

$70 million will be spent in 2008 by average top-tier investment bank on automating OTC derivatives processing according to Tabb Group, that figure is set to rise to $120 million by 2010

10% is the number of people working from home at least 1 day a week, the figure is expected to grow due to universal broadband, rising rail fares and taxes on parking spaces

3 EU member state countries (Spain, Poland, Czech Republic) will be taken to court for failing to transpose MiFID into national law

6 investment banks (Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Deutsche Bank) started trading US Dollar interest rate swaps on TradeWeb

180 staff will be employed by Deutsche Bank in the Middle East after it annouced plans to develop a resEarch facility in Dubai International Financial Centre to support its global equities business

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

10k is the amount who will be redundant in the financial industry by mid-2008