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The Independent Online
THE IMPACT of September's global economic turmoil was highlighted when investment bank Merrill Lynch axed 400 jobs in London out of 3,000 expected to be cut worldwide.

Losses:

1 Eastbourne, Sussex and Folkestone, Kent: 300 jobs lost at Guardian Royal Exchange. Another 100 to go through natural wastage as it merges with rival PPP.

2 Doncaster, Yorkshire: Tractor-maker Case UK plans to make 225 staff redundant due to slack demand.

3 London: 400 jobs at investment bank Merrill Lynch cut due to financial crisis.

4 Hastings, East Sussex: Philips to close kettle-making plant with loss of 160 jobs.

Gains:

5 Harlow, Essex: 100 jobs created by American defence company, Raytheon Systems.

6 Eggborough, near Selby, N. Yorkshire: French company Saint Gobain will create 150 jobs at a new glass factory.

7 Doncaster, Yorkshire: English Welsh & Scottish Railways to create 300 jobs at a rail freight service centre.

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