John Mcfarlane

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I have always thought the office toilet was more important than one might think and last week I found some research that backs up my hunch

For the past two months I have stopped doing something at work that I thought I would do for ever. I no longer flush the loo. Nor does anyone else in(...)

A Barclays bank building in London. As well as calling for a board seat, Edward Bramson wants Barclays to curtail its investment banking arm. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Barclays has urged investors to block an attempt by activist investor Edward Bramson to gain a seat on the lender’s board, arguing his appointment wou(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond breifed  business leaders on the draft agreement.

British business leaders’ relief that a Brexit deal was in sight may be short-lived, as Theresa May faces fresh threats to her plan and leadership. (...)

Britain’s Barclays bank  has been privately exploring a possible merger with rival international banks, including Standard Chartered, in response to pressure from an activist investor. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

One of Britain’s largest banks, Barclays, has been privately exploring a possible merger with rival international banks, including Standard Chartered,(...)

Barclays’ new euro rates trading desk is likely to be based in one of its other European offices, such as Frankfurt or Paris. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Barclays is preparing to split its euro rates trading team because of Brexit and plans to move part of the unit that trades euro zone government bonds(...)

Aviva chief executive Mark Wilson at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The insurance group has extended until 2025 its contract for the venue’s naming rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After less than a year as Aviva chief executive, Mark Wilson found himself, in late 2013, coming around to the idea that the UK insurance giant’s then(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: “I will drink the martini and order another two.” Photograph: Frank Augstein/PA Wire

Bank of England governor Mark Carney is partial to a martini, apparently, and likes a joke, but has trouble telling a genuine email from a hoax. Car(...)

The British authorities are investigating Barclays and its chief executive, James E. Staley, after he admitted to trying to learn the identity of a whistleblower last year.

Barclays’ chief executive Jes Staley is a supportive colleague and friend. Since starting work in December 2015, he has brought in at least four senio(...)

This is Barclays’s first results after under a new structure formed to comply with British ringfencing rules requiring the separation of consumer and investment-banking arms by 2019

Barclays said profit fell 25 per cent in the first quarter as the businesses the firm is exiting posted a larger loss than a year earlier. Reported p(...)

 Barclays was fined £72.1 million by UK regulators for failing to fully probe a group of “politically exposed” ultra-high-net-worth clients tied to a transaction of £1.9 billion. Photo: Bloomberg

Barclays was fined £72.1 million by UK regulators for failing to fully probe a group of “politically exposed” ultra-high-net-worth clients tied to a t(...)

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