"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Barclays - mucky business in the hayshed

31 July 2008 Bradford & Bingley plc

Notification of Major Interests in Shares

We were notified on 30 July that Barclays PLC reduced their interest in the total voting rights of Bradford & Bingley Plc from 5% to below the reportable threshhold following transactions undertaken on 29 July 2008.


Further to our report on Barclays Wealth withdrawing their branding from the Sky televised British Show Jumping Association 2 day British Masters Invitational, at Chester's Roodee racecourse this week due to them not having been informed of photographs of a couple of promising fillies used for publicity purposes. A spokeswoman for Barclays Wealth, the private-banking arm of the U.K. bank Barclays, called the photos "inappropriate."

Here is another of the "inappropriate" pics, about which those who like horsing about can form their own conclusions - what precisely is going on (and indeed has been going on) with the shareholdings in Bradford & Bungle they can also judge for themselves.

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