De La Rue shares dived after it said the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened an investigation into “suspected corruption” related to business in South Sudan.
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About 170 jobs are being axed at De La Rue just over a year after the firm lost the contract to print the new blue British passports.
Banknote and passport-maker De La Rue has seen two more boardroom members quit just weeks after the chief executive headed for the door.
The chief executive of De La Rue, Martin Sutherland, has announced plans to step down from the banknote and passport-maker after five years.