Tag: Barclays Bank

Barclays and RBS Share Prices Plunge

Barclays and RBS share prices fell by 25% and 17% respectively today; Barclays from £1.30 to £0.98 and RBS from £0.418 to £0.347. My wife indicated that the deeper plunge at Barclays was due to my departure from the group on Wednesday. She said that once the markets got hold of the news there was […]

January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More

Barclays Sheds Another 2100 Jobs (Including Mine)

In response to market conditions Barclays shed another 2100 jobs today The economic recession just got a bit more real for me, as my job was one of the ones to go as Barclays Global Investors reigned back their development activities in the UK. A couple of weeks ago I had been sure my job […]

January 14, 2009 | 1 Comment More

City Champagne Chill

This evening, I found myself at Broadgate Circle, drinking champagne at the bridge of the boat-like, Corney and Barrow, overlooking the ice skating rink, safe from the icy winds in the warmth of the bar. It was a New Year’s drinks party with some colleagues and recent ex collegaues. I was reminded of the scene […]

January 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More