Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is a universal bank and is organised within two business 'clusters': Corporate & Investment Banking and Wealth Management, and Retail & Business Banking.

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European banks on selling binge

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Europe’s largest banks are finally putting hundreds of billions of dollars of unwanted assets up for sale amid mounting competition among buyers and regulatory pressure.

UK nears decision on Barclays' Qatar charges - report

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Britain's fraud prosecutor could decide as soon as next month whether to charge former Barclays executives over undisclosed payments the bank made to Qatari investors in 2008, three sources familiar with the investigation said.

Barclays to keep Lehman assets

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Barclays is entitled to about $6bn of disputed assets as part of its hurried purchase of much of Lehman Brothers's brokerage unit at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, a federal appeals court ruled.

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European banks on selling binge

Europe’s largest banks are finally putting hundreds of billions of dollars of unwanted assets up for sale amid mounting competition among buyers and regulatory pressure.

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Barclays has cut 5,000 staff this year

Barclays has cut just under 5,000 staff this year as part of its plan to streamline the bank and axe areas that are unprofitable, leaving the bank with fewer staff than at any time since 2007.

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UK nears decision on Barclays' Qatar charges - report

Britain's fraud prosecutor could decide as soon as next month whether to charge former Barclays executives over undisclosed payments the bank made to Qatari investors in 2008, three sources familiar with the investigation said.