Macquarie meets Mercer in a mixed-up mystery

Macquarie meets Mercer in a mixed-up mystery
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David Chaplin
“Up to 20 jobs could be laid off following Macquarie Asset Management’s (MAM NZ) shock decision to hand over the keys to its NZ outpost to Mercer,” I read on some screen-scraping service that describes itself as “at the vanguard of every breaking news story that matters most to the common man”.The opening par sounded very familiar but not quite right – can jobs be laid off? Jobs can be disestablished; people get sacked.My actual words in the original story before some extraordinarily lazy hack or AI rewriter...

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