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Former Barclays CEO John Varley.

Ex-Barclays CEO John Varley just got cleared of fraud charges related to a financial crisis-era deal

Senior judges ruled that there wasn't sufficient evidence to proceed with the trial.
SoFi CEO Anthony Noto.

Fintech startup SoFi is reportedly in talks to raise $500 million from Qatar, but won’t gain any value from 2017

SoFi, which raised $1 billion from SoftBank in 2015, would be valued at the same price as in 2017, according to the report.
Former Barclays CEO John Varley.

‘I do not accept that I am responsible for any criminal offence’ says former Barclays CEO in landmark trial

The former Barclays CEO said advisory deals with Qatari investors were done during "unprecedented turmoil" in financial markets.
The Welcome Center at Banana Island is the first building to greet guests when they come ashore.

A tiny, crescent-shaped island in the Arabian Gulf has 141 luxury villas and a private, half-mile beach — here’s a look inside the resort

Banana Island, located off the coast of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf, is a private resort where guests enjoy a variety of luxury and wellness amenities.
The Welcome Center at Banana Island is the first building to greet guests when they come ashore.

A tiny, crescent-shaped island in the Arabian Gulf has 141 luxury villas and a private, half-mile beach — here’s a look inside the resort

Banana Island, located off the coast of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf, is a private resort where guests enjoy a variety of luxury and wellness amenities.
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.
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.

I had dinner in the S$5,000 Qatar Airways business class seat that looks like a luxury suite – here’s what it was like

Pay the price of a business class ticket, but enjoy all the luxury of a first class suite.