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The restructuring, affecting about 2,000 jobs or 4 percent of its workforce, will take place across 39 countries and 150 locations and would mainly affect the Financial & Risk business and the Enterprise, Technology & Operations Group, the news and information company said. The company employs about 48,000 people globally, a spokesman said.
The changes come as part of its multi-year effort to streamline its businesses, Chief Executive Jim Smith said in an interview.