Barclays PLC (BARC.L)
29 Jul 2016
LONDON, July 29 Barclays reported a 20 percent dip in first-half pretax profits despite improved returns in its core business, as the costs of selling and shrinking the bank's unwanted assets in a harsh economic environment took its toll on earnings.
* Profit before tax decreased 16% to £1,610m. Underlying profit before tax, which excludes impact of notable items decreased 25% to £1,610m
* Confirms sale of majority of its shareholding in Vocalink Holdings to Mastercard for 104 million stg
* Barclays Bank Plc files for potential mixed shelf, size not disclosed - SEC filing Source text: http://bit.ly/2a5kqXc Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom +91 80 6749-1130; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780)
* Williams shares rise after Reuters report (Adds share price reaction)
TORONTO, July 14 Williams Cos Inc's Canadian unit has attracted at least seven bidders, including Enbridge Inc and Pembina Pipeline Corp, that could bring the U.S. pipeline company up to $2 billion, people familiar with the situation said.
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) TAIPEI, July 14 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has today affirmed Barclays Bank plc, Taipei Branch's (Barclays Taipei) National Long-Term Rating of 'AA+(twn)' and National Short-Term Rating of 'F1+(twn)'. At the same time, Fitch is withdrawing the ratings as the branch is in the process of winding down its business and will close in 2017. Accordingly, Fitch will no longer provide ratings or analytical coverage for Barclays Taipei. KEY RATIN
NEW YORK, July 12 A former director at Barclays Plc pleaded guilty on Tuesday to U.S. charges that he engaged in insider trading by tipping off a plumber friend to impending mergers that he learned about at the bank.
July 7 Tony Whittemore, a former senior banker at Deutsche Bank, is joining Barclays as executive chairman of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in New York starting on Thursday, the London-based bank said in an internal memo.
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