Monday 27 April 2015

Barclays names chairman for EMEA banking operations

Leading financial service provider Barclays has promoted Makram Azar to chairman of banking for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In his expanded role, Makram will focus his efforts on strengthening senior client relations a


Two Abu Dhabi banks vie for Barclays UAE retail ops

Two Abu Dhabi lenders have emerged as frontrunners to buy most of Barclays' retail banking operations in the UAE, with a final decision expected next month after a competitive bidding process, banking sources said on Wednesday.


Barclays to shut wealth units in 130 states

Barclays will stop offering wealth management services in about 130 countries by 2016 and cut jobs in the unit as part of an effort to rein in costs and boost profit. "This is part of our new strategy, focusing on reducing co


ME banking competitiveness 'to increase further'

The banking sector in the Middle East will become more competitive over the coming two years according to the annual Barclays Corporate Global Banking Survey. The survey was conducted among 200 top executives from leading banking and insu

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