[LONDON] Barclays plans to close around 54 branches by the end of the year in an effort to cut costs, further reducing access to banking services for customers in parts of Britain.

[LONDON] Barclays has hired Stephen Dainton as its global head of equities, the bank said on Friday.

[LONDON] Troubled British bank Barclays on Friday reported a first-half net loss after it offloaded part of its African business.