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Ericsson Profits Down

Published måndag 25 januari 2010 kl 09.05
Ericsson's new CEO Hans Vestberg

Swedish telecoms operator Ericsson announced on Monday a dramatic fall in net profits for the fourth quarter of last year and said it was cutting more jobs under its restructuring plan.

Ericsson said that its net profit fell by 92 percent between October and December 2009 and said the fall was due to the cost of a restructuring plan in which 6,500 jobs will be cut, 1,500 more than orginally planned when its cost-cutting plan was launched in January 2009.

The company said net profit in the October-December period was 43.4 million US dollars.

In the run up to Christmas, Ericsson announced that it was closing its factory in Gävle with the loss of almost a thousand jobs.

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