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Barclays' CEO Jes Staley arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 11, 2018.

A key Barclays investor which backed CEO Jes Staley has cut its entire stake in a major blow to the lender

Tiger Global had been a major backer of CEO Jes Staley, but the move points to a weaker sentiment in the lender.
Italy's economy contracted for two consecutive quarters.

Italy has plunged into recession, but investors are still falling over themselves to get involved

Italy sold two huge sovereign bonds at the start of 2019, defying expectations and kicking off a spate of fellow issuances to continue a market rally.
Many are fleeing London even before Brexit.

Brexit isn’t even here yet, but here’s a list of the damage that’s already been done

Brexit has already damaged the UK. The latest wound: Nissan cancelled plans to build its SUVs at its northern English Sunderland plant. Here's a list:
Former Barclays executive Richard Boath

A senior Barclays executive was terrified that the bank’s financial crisis-era Qatari deals looked corrupt

Barclays executives worried in 2008 that if people found out about the bank's payments to Qatari investors, they would think the deals were a 'bung.'
Former Barclays CEO John Varley.

Barclays executive got a £25 million bonus during the financial crisis for his role in Qatari funding deal to ‘save our arses’

Barclays executives spent frantic hours negotiating with Qatari investors over funding terms amid fears they'd abandon the deal, a London court heard.

“We’re f—ed’: Barclays insider worried his allegedly sketchy deal with Qatar would come at too high a price

Barclays executives were anxious they would lose too many shares or lose their jobs if the bank was nationalised.
Former Barclays CEO John Varley

Barclays executives were ‘rumbled’ by Qataris during payment negotiations, jury hears on day 3 of trial in London

Then-CEO John Varley and three other executives are facing accusations they misled investors during the bank's crisis-era capital-raising efforts.

Internal Barclays messages said the bank would have been ‘dead’ if not for Qatari investors who had it ‘by the balls,’ prosecu...

"Without 1bn, at the very least, from Q we are basically dead," an internal Barclays email said, according to prosecutors.
Barclays' CEO Jes Staley arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 11, 2018.

Barclays CEO says Edward Bramson, the activist investor agitating for change at the bank, hasn’t laid out a strategy

"We’ll engage with Bramson when he wants to, and exchange ideas, but for now the bank, I think, is in a pretty good place," Staley told CNBC in Davos.