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Barclays PLC (BCS)

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  • Mar. 10, 2010, 10:14 AM
    Barclays (BCS +0.7%) is emerging as one of the winners from the financial crisis and is reportedly scouting for an acquisition in the U.S. But investors and regulators may have other ideas. “Very few European banks have made a success of buying U.S. retail banks, and almost all have lost their shirts doing it."
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  • Mar. 9, 2010, 1:16 PM
    Barclays (BCS) is reportedly in the market for a major retail bank to give it a bigger U.S. presence - and more deposits. The bank is examining the impact of new regulations, including a tax that focuses on liabilities other than deposits, and also may seek retail operations in Western Europe.
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  • Mar. 8, 2010, 8:45 AM
    RBS (RBS) is the latest foreign bank to try to get a securities license in China, apparently applying for regulatory approval after signing a JV deal with a local securities partner. JPMorgan (JPM) and Barclays (BCS) are trying to do likewise.
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  • Mar. 3, 2010, 9:10 AM
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    Losers: MDVN -68%. VISN -28%. CMED -7%. CPNO -5%. PAY -5%. NFLX -5%.
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  • Mar. 1, 2010, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: OSIP +51%. CIIC +29%. AIG +14%. BIOD +13%. RISK +12%. MIL +11%. EP +5%. ARIA +5%. VVUS +5%. AIS +4%.
    Losers: PUK -14%. GAME -13%. MXB -8%. LYG -7%. HBC -7%. RBS -7%. IRE -6%. TASR -5%. SIRI -4%. BCS -4%. AIB -4%.
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  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:44 AM
    Barclays (BCS) may have turned a nice profit on its Lehman Brothers (LEHMQ.PK) acquisition, but U.S. cities and counties with Lehman exposure are still down in the mud after losing $1.7B in Lehman's collapse. Florida and California were the hardest hit.
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  • Feb. 19, 2010, 5:08 PM
    LinkedIn's analysis of talent flow in the financial crisis shows Barclays (BCS) scooping up a lot of bankers (graphic).
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  • Feb. 16, 2010, 9:20 AM
    Stock futures were higher on a stronger-than-expected manufacturing report and strong earnings reports from Merck (MRK +1.7%) and Barclays (BCS +10.7%). S&P futures +0.6% to 1086.
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  • Feb. 16, 2010, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: TRA +22%. DSCO +19%. CPSL +16%. NIHD +12%. BCS +11%. APWR +8%. NVMI +6%. GNVC +5%. GNRC +4%. SNV +4%. UBS +4%. HL +4%. IOC +4%. ARTG +4%.
    Losers: RIGL -8%. OTE -8%. PMI -5%. NBG -5%. CTIC -5%. STEC -4%.
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  • Feb. 16, 2010, 7:35 AM
    Barclays (BCS +10.3%): Net profit more than doubled in 2009 to £9.4B ($14.8B), lifted by I-banking and the sale of its Barclays Global Investors unit. Bad loan provisions rose to £8.1B from £5.4B. CEO John Varley and President Robert Diamond decline bonuses for the second year in a row.
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  • Feb. 13, 2010, 4:01 PM
    A breakup of the eurozone wouldn't necessarily trigger a credit event, say Barclays Capital (BCS) analysts. In fact, even a breakup followed by a redenomination of currencies and debt might not trigger a credit event. (more)
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  • Feb. 11, 2010, 2:47 PM
    Barclays (BCS) head of asset allocation Tim Bond sees "disastrous returns" for government bond markets over the next decade, with long-term yields doubling to 10% by 2020. The firm says demographics (including an expansion of retirees) will alter supply/demand dynamics in a "profoundly negative" manner.
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  • Feb. 11, 2010, 10:55 AM
    Chicago-based high-frequency trader Getco agrees to join the shrinking pool of designated market makers at NYSE (NYX), buying 350 slots from Barclays (BCS), in another sign of growing influence and importance for high-frequency trading - and some added liquidity as NYSE tries to stem slowing trading.
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  • Feb. 9, 2010, 12:37 PM
    Barclays (BCS) CEO John Varley blasts the U.S. bank reform plan for breaking away from global coordination, adding that shrinking the size of banks won't necessarily help. He calls for "convergence of regulation activity, rather than independent regulation activity."
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  • Feb. 9, 2010, 9:12 AM
    The public will soon have access to a 2,200-page report on Lehman's collapse, detailing causes of the collapse, the sale of key assets to Barclays (BCS) and whether there were any signs of fraud, dishonesty or misconduct.
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  • Feb. 9, 2010, 9:00 AM
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    Losers: ERTS -8%. CONN -6%. EVEP -5%. NLY -4%.
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Barclays PLC is a financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management. It operates in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.