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    1. September 24, 2014

      Ex-Barclays bankers to give evidence to fraud agency

      Former board members of Barclays have been called on to give evidence to the UK’s anti-fraud agency as part of a probe into...

    2. May 11, 2014

      UK fraud office steps up probe into Barclays’ dealings with Qatar

      Bob Diamond, John Varley and other senior members of Barclays’ former management are set to be questioned under caution by...

    1. July 24, 2013

      Turner and Constable, Compton Verney, UK – review

      In the mid-18th century the typical landscape painter did not get his boots muddy. His job was to treat nature as...

    2. April 24, 2013

      Running rural estate was step into new world

      Few people have the confidence to apply for a job – especially a high-level position – without meeting the main criteria for...

    3. April 4, 2013

      Rio investors urged to oppose bonus plan

      Rio Tinto shareholders are being urged to vote against a new bonus plan that has the potential to more than double...

    4. March 15, 2013

      Ex-Rio chief gets pay rise despite loss

      The former chief executive of Rio Tinto who lost his job after the miner posted its biggest ever loss took home a 10 per...

    5. FT Alphaville

      September 19, 2012

      Bob's Barclays appointment and its FSA caveat

      The Treasury Committee has let loose some letters between its chairman, MP Andrew Tyrie, and the former chief executive of...

    6. Money Supply

      July 4, 2012

      Explaining the Tucker/ Diamond call

      Paul Tucker can rest easy tonight. Those awaiting a bloodbath at today’s Treasury Committee hearing will have been sorely...

    7. FT Alphaville

      July 3, 2012

      Introducing Bob's natural successor...

      David Roberts He spent roughly his whole career at Barclays, joining in 1983 and working his way up to be first chief...

    8. FT Alphaville

      July 2, 2012

      Agius: "I am truly sorry..."

      Here are the Marcus Agius comments on his departure from Barclays… 2 July 2012 Barclays PLC Board changes Barclays today...

    9. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2012

      What are the odds of a former Goldmanite getting the BofE governor job?

      The race for Mervyn King’s job is hotting up — months before it’s even officially advertised — as rumours circulate that a...

    10. November 21, 2011

      Roberts seen as a credible successor

      There is a bitter irony in the fact that David Roberts, who will become temporary chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group...

    11. Westminster Blog

      June 14, 2011

      Bank chiefs pay rises 36 per cent in a year

      My colleagues in the FT’s banking team have carried out a fascinating piece of research into the average pay and perks of...

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 29, 2011

      Barclays - Too big for Britain

      We’d assumed Diamond Bob and John Varley were bluffing when they said Barclays might quit Britain for the US. Perhaps not....

    13. Westminster Blog

      February 10, 2011

      Why was it called Project Merlin?

      For some time now we had been scratching our heads over why the bank-coalition talks on bonuses were known as “Project...

    14. January 25, 2011

      An Italian job for outgoing CBI head

      Sir Richard Lambert, the outgoing director-general of the CBI, seemed in a relaxed mood as he gave his final big speech as...

    15. December 14, 2010

      Leading bankers fight to rescue bonus truce

      John Varley, Barclays chief executive, has launched a fresh effort to keep alive a proposed peace deal between Britain’s big...

    16. FT Alphaville

      October 18, 2010

      Barclays chief praises ‘substance’ of Basel

      John Varley, Barclays’ chief executive, has broken ranks with the rest of the global banking industry, arguing that the...

    17. FT Alphaville

      September 24, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, John Varley: Casino jibes do UK banks no justice The subject of...

    18. FT Alphaville

      September 21, 2010

      Daniels to exit Lloyds

      Eric Daniels on Monday announced his retirement as Lloyds Banking Group’s chief executive, ending uncertainty about his...

    19. FT Alphaville

      September 13, 2010

      Former HSBC chief Whitson joins row

      The former chief executive of HSBC has accused the bank of “gambling with the group’s future” by looking externally for a...

    20. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2010

      Outrage over Diamond promotion

      The appointment of Bob Diamond, the American-born head of Barclays Capital, as chief executive of Barclays has provoked...

    21. FT Alphaville

      September 7, 2010

      UK bank shake-up sets up reform face-off

      The surprise departure of two of Britain’s top bank executives has raised the stakes in the heated debate over the...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 7, 2010

      Bob Diamond takes Barclays helm

      Barclays has named Bob Diamond, the head of its fast-growing investment bank, as its new chief executive, the FT reports. Mr...

    23. FT Alphaville

      September 7, 2010

      Diamond to head Barclays

      Barclays will on Tuesday confirm Bob Diamond, head of its fast- growing investment bank, as its next chief executive,...

    24. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2010

      Barclays CEO tells of ‘riskiest week of my life’

      John Varley, CEO of Barclays, on Tuesday defended the discounted price it paid for Lehman Brothers’ US brokerage in 2008, a...

    25. FT Alphaville

      June 21, 2010

      Barclays execs set for Lehman trial

      John Varley and Bob Diamond, the two top executives at Barclays, will from Monday take the stand in the lawsuit brought by...

    26. FT Alphaville

      February 22, 2010

      Eric Daniels no longer the last man standing

      Yep, the CEO of Lloyds, is going to waive his 2009 bonus of £2.33m. Not that he had much choice in the matter after his...

    27. FT Alphaville

      February 22, 2010

      RBS's Hester to decline bonus

      Stephen Hester, chief executive of RBS, will forgo his 2009 bonus, in an effort to encourage the UK government – which owns...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2010

      No bonus for Barclays top two

      John Varley, chief executive of Barclays, and Bob Diamond, president, have given up their 2009 bonuses to win more...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 16, 2010

      Barclays beats

      Wow. That’s the early price action in Barclays after full-year results came in 6 per cent ahead of City expectations. An...

    30. FT Alphaville

      February 15, 2010

      Weekend catch-up

      In case you missed these stories: - Barclays chiefs forgo cash bonuses John Varley and Bob Diamond, Barclays’ two top...

    31. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2009

      Is there a place for morals in finance?

      Is profit, in the words of John Varley, “not satanic” ? Can big bank bonuses be justified? Is greed good? Join the...

    32. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2009

      Varley's inferno

      The quest for spiritual salvation seems very much on the mind of global banking executives of late. Bloomberg reports...

    33. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2009

      Boardroom execution at Barclays

      Just days after agreeing to buy Standard Life Bank, Frits Seegers, the hard-driving boss of Barclays’  global retail and...

    34. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2009

      Qataris sell Barclays

      But look who is helping — why, it’s Barclays Capital. He never misses a trick that Diamond Bob. Aside from the fees, Bob and...

    35. FT Alphaville

      June 4, 2009

      Barclays scraps final salary pensions

      Barclays on Wednesday announced plans to close its final salary pension scheme to nearly 18,000 existing members, a...

    36. FT Alphaville

      March 30, 2009

      Barclays to Treasury: Keep yer money

      Just out — a very interesting decision from Barclays given concerns about its potentially tenuous capital position (emphasis...

    37. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2009

      Lunch Wrap

      On FT Alphaville this morning, - Full details of the Geithner plan, just released. - Geithner’s plan, in his own words. -...

    38. FT Alphaville

      March 18, 2009

      Barclays defends its tax structuring

      Barclays on Tuesday vigorously defended its tax structuring activities after the Liberal Democrats said leaked documents...

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