March 24, 2015 BY Andrew Saks-McLeod

RBS takes down its interest in Citizens by 50%, aims to raise $3 billion

As a result of public discourse over RBS' 80% ownership by taxpayers following its near-collapse in 2008 after a period of aggressive expansion, RBS is focusing its efforts on home soil, with plans to sell $3 billion worth of stock in Citizens Financial Group, and to pull out of most European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets, with a potential 19,000 jobs to go

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