1. Barclays Has Reportedly 'Kicked Around' the Idea of Merging With Standard Chartered

    Barclays Has Reportedly 'Kicked Around' the Idea of Merging With Standard Chartered

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    • FT: Barclays board has considered the possibility of a merger with Standard Chartered.
    • The possible deal is one plan being considered to ward off activist investor Edward Bramson, who has built a 5.4% stake in Barclays.
    • Neither side has issued statements to shareholders, suggesting no serious talks have taken place.

    LONDON — Barclays has considered the possibility of merging with Standard Chartered Bank, according to a report in the Financial Times...

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