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Barclays calls for clarity on fair value debt
Barclays' finance director has called for an overhaul of “opaque and complex” accounting rules that artificially boosted the profits of big European and US banks by billions of pounds in the third quarter of this year. In a letter published in today's ...
Inside Business
Banks and regulators love to shout about how much they have learnt from the financial crisis. Even Bob Diamond, the normally pugnacious chief executive of Barclays Bank, last week admitted he and his rivals needed to do more to change their ways.
Barclays Said to Spin Off Arbitrage Team
Barclays Plc will spin off its capital arbitrage team, led by Philip Rosenstrach, as a hedge fund on Jan. 1, with the London-based bank and other investors providing about $150 million in funding, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Barclays to Sell Private-Equity Unit Equistone to Management
Barclays said last month it would sell its consumer unit in Russia to a group of investors for an undisclosed sum. The bank remains an investor in the funds managed by Equistone, it said. French insurer Axa SA said in September it is considering bids ...
Diamond is a bank's best friend
Bob Diamond deserves plaudits for descending to give a BBC lecture on the question of the place of banks in society. The Barclays boss was right to engage with the industry's critics. The substance of his speech did not, however, wholly convince.
UK domestic banks offer good reasons for cheer
Barclays' fortunes remain tied to moribund capital markets, while the ghosts of HSBC's disastrous foray into US subprime lending continue to haunt the bank. Only Standard Chartered stands out in the gloom because of its emerging markets focus. But even ...
Roberts seen as a credible successor
The former head of retail and commercial banking at Barclays and a non-executive director of Lloyds was on Monday named the second interim chief executive at the state-backed bank as it scrambles to ease investor concerns about a potential void at the ...
Lloyds Names Roberts Interim Chief; RSA's Culmer to Be CFO  Bloomberg
Getco acquires BofA market-making slots
The Chicago-based trading group will become the second largest market maker on the NYSE's hybrid market, having already acquired a piece of Barclays Capital's DMM business last year. Barclays still has the largest presence, having acquired LaBranche's ...
Thomas Cook secures new loan deal
Banks in the syndicate, led by Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and UniCredit, get the right to take a 4.9 per cent stake in the tour operator at any time over the next three-and-a-half years.
Thomas Cook pays high price for �100m lifeline deal  Telegraph.co.uk
UPDATED: Thomas Cook agrees �200m loan deal with banks  Travel Weekly UK
Is Jisa the best home for your money?
Barclays says it will not be launching a Jisa at this stage. By contrast, Bank of Cyprus UK has launched a cash Jisa that gives parents a choice of interest rates: a variable interest rate of 2.75 per cent, or a 12-month fixed rate of 2.9 per cent, or ...