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Credit Suisse sees significant operating profits in years ahead-chairman
May 18, 2017 / 10:18 AM / 3 months ago

Credit Suisse sees significant operating profits in years ahead-chairman

ZURICH, May 18 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse expects to make big profits in the next few years, Chairman Urs Rohner said on Thursday, following back-to-back full-year losses for the Swiss bank.

"We expect Credit Suisse to achieve significant operating profits... in the coming years," Rohner said at Credit Suisse's extraordinary general meeting, where shareholders approved plans for a rights issue.

Credit Suisse lost 5.65 billion Swiss francs ($5.8 billion)in 2015 and 2016 as Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam focuses on expanding its wealth management business while shrinking its investment bank, a shift the Swiss bank expects will lead to more than 10,000 job losses.

$1 = 0.9783 Swiss francs Reporting by Joshua Franklin and Oliver Hirt; Editing by Michael Shields

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