Christmas parties are being cancelled across City of London

Fear of Omicron haunts financial sector

05 December 2021 - 00:00 By Ryan Hesketh, Lisa Pham and Irina Anghel

Bankers in London hoping to mark the end of a hectic year in the financial markets with a blowout party are set to be disappointed. The Omicron variant is prompting firms to cancel or scale back their end-of-year celebrations.

JPMorgan Chase this week called off its festive carols, while the London Bullion Market Association abandoned plans for a black-tie dinner at the Natural History Museum. Accounting firm KPMG has told staff to keep guest lists short and be prepared to cancel plans at short notice...

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