A.P. Moeller-Maersk plans to cut as much as 12 percent of its global oil unit workforce amid lower crude prices.  The move will help Maersk Oil reach its goal of cutting expenses by 20 percent by the end of 2016 and brings the total number of job cuts this year to about 1,250, the company said in an e-mailed statement on Monday.  “We expect the pressure to continue into 2016 and we must remain cost-focused to grow in this market,” Maersk Oil Chief Executive Officer Jakob Thomasen said in the statement.  The decision follows a move by Maersk last week to cut its outlook for profit as the conglomerate also faces headwinds in the container shipping market. The group sees underlying profit for the year at $3.4 billion, versus its earlier forecast of $4 billion, it said on Friday.

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