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Barclays Plc LSE:BARC London Ordinary Share GB0031348658 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.30p -1.45% 155.78p 155.36p 155.40p 158.00p 155.10p 157.98p 19,350,243 16:35:14
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31/5/2019
13:02
I thought that you had a large family?
alphorn
31/5/2019
12:03
Stop paying for women to have babies lStop family allowance ,And tax them if they have more than two Stop giving these girls free homes because they have babies That will sort out global warming They breed like rats to get these benefits
portside1
31/5/2019
12:00
So these young girls under the climate change ,are going to shut down Heathrow , well if these slippers of girls stopped breeding like rats for benefits the problem would be under control . DO THESE SCUM WOMEN NOT UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS population that is killing the planet
portside1
31/5/2019
11:32
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cpap man
31/5/2019
11:27
Bloomberg Opinion) -- Barclays Plc Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley has staked his own personal success on rebuilding the British bank’s securities unit. That pursuit of Wall Street stardom may be leading the firm into treacherous territory. The remnants of a team disbanded years ago is making millions of dollars for the bank by gaming tax loopholes, Bloomberg News reported on Friday. The group arranges deals that generate profit by lowering taxes on dividends, a practice known as dividend arbitrage. The traders may be generating about 10% of the firm’s stock-trading revenue. While there is no evidence that the deals contravened any laws, the business is controversial and raises the issue of motivation. Is Barclays simply chasing business others won't touch to show shareholders that it is gaining market share? The lender is a bit player in equities, a business Staley wants to grow. Just weeks ago, Barclays fended off Edward Bramson, an activist investor who sought to install himself on the board in a bid to trim the investment bank. He argued that the bank’s trading business, which he called a “black box with too much leverage,” should be reined it. It now appears that his assessment - albeit a bit rough around the edges – that the bank is going after the wrong kind of business might not have been so off the mark. Bramson’s criticized the firm’s excessive focus on hedge fund and private equity firms – customers that can be easily enticed with by providing them with loans. These clients don’t yield as much revenue relative to total assets as those in corporate banking or wealth management, according to the activist. Chasing one-off equity trades with questionable economic objectives such as dividend arbitrage seems to add weight to his concerns: the quality of deals Barclays is pursuing leaves something to be desired. It’s not exactly the low-risk, recurring income it can count on. Regulators have scrutinized the practices and governments are closing loopholes. There are other signs that controls at Barclays may not not as stringent as they should be. Last year, the firm’s risk-management systems were downgraded to code amber from green after failing to predict a series of trading losses. It’s not uncommon – Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc had a similar issue in 2018 – but regulators can demand larger capital buffers as a result, hurting profitability. While Barclays has been pulling away from its local rivals in gaining market share in recent quarters, Staley has recognized returns at the securities unit are still not satisfactory. So in a recent rejig of the investment bank, he put himself directly in charge of the unit’s divisions, and closer to its decision-making. After reporting a surge in trading revenue – including the equities business – that outperformed U.S. peers in August, Staley said that the firm was once again “running free.” Investors may question whether that’s exactly what they want. It will be on Barclays’s board now to show that the investment bank is under adequate scrutiny. To contact the author of this story: Elisa Martinuzzi at To contact the editor responsible for this story: Edward Evans at eevans3@bloomberg.net This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners. Elisa Martinuzzi is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering finance. She is a former managing editor for European finance at Bloomberg News. For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion ©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
bernie37
31/5/2019
10:01
With UK banks making heavy weather of Q1 results and the Brexit shackles still in place, there's a clear lack of momentum behind shares of Lloyds Banking Group (LSE:LLOY), Barclays (LSE:BARC) and The Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE:RBS) as we head towards the second half of 2019. But as the dust settles on a lacklustre set of quarterly earnings, it's worth remembering that there are still analysts in the City who see reasons for optimism around domestic banks. They include UBS's banking expert Jason Napier, who after taking a closer look this week at the sector's Q1 performance has stuck to his 'buy' recommendations for Lloyds, Barclays and RBS. Significantly, he notes the trio offer free cash flow yields of between 8% for Barclays and 13% for RBS, compared with Asia-focused HSBC (LSE:HSBA) and Standard Chartered (LSE:STAN) trading at 5% to 6%. And whereas HSBC's reassuring and resilient Q1 performance puts it on a 33% price/earnings (PE) premium to the sector and more than double its 15-year average, the UK domestic banks are trading at fairly meaningful discounts to their longer term averages. It's not just UK stocks that pay big dividends. Check out these ii Super 60 recommended income funds Napier points out that this comes despite capital bases being fully rebuilt, and with clean balance sheets and the prospect of share buy-backs over the next 18 months. There's also the hope of a more favourable interest rate environment once Brexit uncertainty eases. In the meantime, however, UK domestic banks are finding the going tough after their Q1 earnings missed consensus forecasts by 4%. This was driven by revenues 3% to 6% below estimates, partially offset by a better performance on costs and impairments. Bank sector performance since FTSE 100 hit its 2019 peak on 23 April Source: TradingView Past performance is not a guide to future performance UBS's review of the results and various industry benchmarks point to some stability in conditions for the banks, although any recent suggestion that the squeeze on mortgage market profitability is easing appears wide of the mark. Despite the softer Q1 results, all UK banks have reiterated their return on tangible equity (ROTE) targets for 2019/20. UBS, however, thinks the market is expecting a material failure to deliver on these targets, meaning that Barclays, Lloyds and RBS are trading on between 6.6x and 7.9x current year earnings per share. Lloyds Banking Group Q1 2019 results in 90 seconds Star fund manager talks top stocks and bank shares Napier said: "On our numbers, which assume that the banks fall short of their ROTE objectives, principally due to lower-than-planned revenues, Lloyds and Barclays are the sixth and seventh cheapest stocks in our coverage." Lloyds anticipates a return on equity figure of between 14% and 15% in 2019, compared with 12.5% in the most recent quarter. Its tight control of the business has already enabled a share buyback of £1.75 billion, alongside a dividend yield of above 5%. The recent announcement from regulators on the systemic risk buffer requirement for UK's ring-fenced banks should give Lloyds more room to move in terms of future shareholder returns. Some analysts think this could increase the capacity for share buy-backs by £1 billion in 2019. Napier, meanwhile, thinks RBS is capable of returning £6 billion in capital to shareholders in 2019, equivalent to around 20% of its market cap. He expects part of this capital to be devoted to an off-market repurchase of 5% of the company from the Treasury, taking the government's stake down to 57%. His price target for RBS is 290p, with Lloyds Banking Group priced at 75p and Barclays at 220p.
bernie37
31/5/2019
10:00
UK banks: What to make of Lloyds, RBS and Barclays? - Analysis & Commentary - interactive investor hxxps://www.ii.co.uk/analysis-commentary/uk-banks-what-make-lloyds-rbs-and-barclays-ii508233
bernie37
31/5/2019
09:45
The more fancy and longer titles the bigger the pay...
diku
31/5/2019
09:29
Barclays has appointed Lee Collinson as the new Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics (MTL) for its Corporate Banking business. http://www.manufacturingmanagement.co.uk/news/barclays-appoints-new-head-of-manufacturing
johnwise
31/5/2019
09:02
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/focus-staley-defies-bramson-barclays-060000502.html
bernie37
31/5/2019
08:55
The leadership election By JOHNREDWOOD | Published: MAY 31, 2019 I am all in favour of choice, but a possible offering of 17 candidates or more for Prime Minister creates a muddled field with too many candidates offering a very similar package. The endless launches of new campaigns also takes attention away from those who claim to be front runners, making their task more difficult to be front runners. The MP electorate is proving hard to persuade, showing that the candidates need to come up with better answers to my two fundamental questions for any wannabe leader. How do you get us out cleanly and promptly from the EU, and what is your programme for taking advantage of Brexit with a range of new policies to promote greater prosperity, wider ownership and better public services? I will not write about all of them, and suspect some of the 17 will decide on reflection not to put in Nomination papers. I have written about two of the four front runners so far. According to Conservative Home Jeremy Hunt leads with a possible 29 MPs in support, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson are joint second with 26 MPs each and Dominic Raab is fourth on 22 MPs. To get into the last two for election by members the top two have got to get around 155 MPs each if the vote is split evenly, or less if one is much more popular than the other amongst MPs. The second placed is likely to have at least a third of the party in support. Today I will say something about Boris Johnson and soon I will also say something about Dominic Raab. Thereafter I will be guided by who seems to be an interesting candidate because of their platform, or because someone is picking up more support. The MP electorate needs to believe that the winner can deliver Brexit and can rebuild the Conservative vote. Too many candidates are defining the problem as trying to find compromises a Remain Parliament can accept, which Mrs May failed to achieve. They should instead be telling us how they are going to persuade by their actions the big Leave vote that they can and will achieve Brexit. If they cannot do that they will not rebuild the Conservative position. Boris Johnson is the most popular candidate with the members so far, with many members of the party wishing him to be on their ballot paper. There is a widespread feeling that the court case against him for the Bus figures is an attack on democracy and an unfair diversion. Many like the way he gave voice to Brexit in the referendum and respect him for resigning from the May government when she decided to back the Chequers plan which most Leavers see as a needless delay and dilution of Brexit. He has reach and appeal to the wider electorate as his Mayoral wins showed that other Conservatives might struggle to achieve. In view of this I asked Boris to send me his statement of why we should vote for him as he had been talking to me about the leadership. His office sent me the following: “Our next Prime Minister must be someone who can deliver Brexit, unite our Party and, crucially, defeat Labour. Jeremy Corbyn is the single greatest threat to the prosperity of our country and Boris is the man to beat him. Polls of the public and of labour members repeatedly underline this point and his track record of winning, whether as London mayor or in the referendum, speaks for itself. Added to a positive vision for brexit and the energy and enthusiasm which he has to take forward our economy it is clear he is the right man for the job.” What do you think of this prospectus? In order to get more MP support he does have to flesh out how he will get us out of the EU cleanly and quickly, and what new directions he would want for the UK once out. He also needs to deal with his critics about his past alleged gaffes and changes of view.
buywell2
31/5/2019
08:44
TRUMP is being fair ... it is not just China , now it's Mexico's turn Soon Germany will get a TRUMP visit methinks as he helps out his best English friend Nigel sort things out
buywell2
31/5/2019
08:07
As Promised President Trump taking jobs back from Communist China WASHINGTON - The US government is imposing a new round of duties of up to 63 percent on some Chinese aluminium wire and cable imports over price-dumping allegations, the Commerce Department said in a notice. https://sputniknews.com/business/201905311075496635-usa-china-aluminium-penalties/ VIDEO Donald Trump: "I'll take jobs back from China, Mexico" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpNmT5UwTME
johnwise
31/5/2019
07:05
An object lesson for Brexit negotiations; stand your ground and the German EU will submit. EU CAVES IN: Embarrassing U-turn after Brexit market block on UK sparks investor FURY CONTROVERSIAL plans to block investors across the European Union from trading in certain companies in London have been ditched in a sensational Brexit backtrack. https://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/1133920/eu-news-brexit-markets-london-stock-exchange-block
johnwise
31/5/2019
06:31
.................... The Tories 12 Disciples .................. We now have the chosen 12 who will lead us out of all our troubles. A 13th will come sayeth the 22 committee who make complete the holey group. From one of these a leader will be anointed to guide us all along the paths of Tory righteousness for we as a people do not know what we do. Guidance and Deliverance is at hand , the chosen one will save us from our Brexit sins and make us clean and whole again. buywell AD 2019
buywell3
30/5/2019
22:00
Breaking news , judge Margot allowing boris to be charged As opened up a can of worms ,we can now charge BLAIR for lying in parliament over Iraq he lied ,and is actions led to thousands being killed and our soldiers on lies lies lies And is mate Campbell .ever mp lies now that JUDGE MARGOT as allowed boris to court we can now get justice , She did not know what she was doing ,I see An ex mp going to take action over liar CAMPBELL in the express today We now have the right to go to the police and. Bring charges and they must Act on this
portside1
30/5/2019
21:51
Good find John BUT Staley won;t be here in 2-3 years . He needs to do something BIG urgently not more of the same old same old. Investing in an area of the business that is failing to deliver on targets or provide substantial returns, in the hope that more riskier lending will drive greater profits is a bad decision IMO. he continues to bleat on about delivering returns to shareholders BUT isn't actually doing it ! This will add fuel to Bramsons position.
m1k3y1
30/5/2019
19:36
Investment Bank Jobs going at HSBC https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/05/30/hsbc-swings-axe-hundreds-investment-bank-jobs-go/
m1k3y1
30/5/2019
13:58
Lost all the intraday gains...becoming normal procedure...smart money wants it lower lows...
diku
30/5/2019
13:57
Hammond knows his days as a cabinet minister are numbered he will be shown the door like all previous Chancellors so he needs to have one last little project fear dig as he sees No Deal looming on the horizon and his little remain plan going out the window. Hammond sparks Brexit OUTRAGE as he threatens to withhold money unless no deal removed https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1133867/Brexit-news-Philip-Hammond-no-deal-brexit-Conservative-Party-leadership
johnwise
30/5/2019
13:25
More like - wing and a prayer.
jordaggy
30/5/2019
13:04
I think that is all Staley is doing as well Claret......Hope value !
m1k3y1
30/5/2019
12:56
Holding this one in hope rather than expectation.
claret dragon
30/5/2019
09:02
Barclays boost underlines growth of foreign investment in Glasgow Plans by the banking giant to double the size of its Scottish workforce by adding up to 2,500 staff at its Buchanan Wharf development came in a year which saw the number of new foreign direct investments in the city grow by 26 per cent to 83, according to Glasgow City Council. Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “This has been another tremendous year for inward investment. https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/17673048.barclays-boost-underlines-growth-of-foreign-investment-in-glasgow/
johnwise
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