BARCLAYS TO USE DUBLIN BASE
Barclays plans to enter four new European private banking markets in 2021, using its Dublin base to build the business. Gerald Mathieu, who in September became Barclays’s private banking head for Europe outside Britain, said the British bank was looking to start up the business in France, Italy, Spain and Germany next year. SOURCE: Irish Times

SWISS JOB ADS DROP 15%
Companies in Switzerland advertised 15% fewer jobs in the third quarter of 2020 when compared to the same period last year, according to the Adecco Group Swiss Job Market Index conducted by the Swiss Job Market Monitor from the University of Zurich. The number of job advertisements in German-speaking Switzerland fell by 15% compared to the previous year, while job ads in French- and Italian-speaking Switzerland fell by 14%. SOURCE: staffingindustry.com

LOCKDOWN BOOSTS TESCO SALES
Like-for-like sales in the core UK business rose 7.2 per cent but fell 0.9 per cent in the group’s central European business. Online sales rose 69% in the first half. SOURCE: thetimes.com

EASYJET LOSS MAY REACH £845 MILLION
asyJet PLC has forecast a swing to a massive full-year loss and said it will fly at only 25% of planned capacity in the quarter to end December 2020. The budget airline said early booking levels for summer 2021 are in line with previous years and it retains flexibility to ramp up quickly if demand returns and coronavirus pandemic restrictions are eased. In the year to September 30, 2020, easyJet’s loss before tax is expected to be £815mln-£845mln, compared to the £427mln profit recorded a year earlier, so the firm is not declaring a dividend. SOURCE: proactive investors.co.uk