Barclays Finance Chief Resigns Earlier on Health Reasons

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He has successfully navigated Barclayss finances through one of the most difficult periods in its history. Lucas, the last of former Chief Executive Officer Robert Diamond s senior managers to depart, is leaving ahead of a planned 5.8 billion-pound ($9 billion) rights offering, which stands to be the biggest by a U.K. bank since Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LLOY) s 13.5 billion-pound sale in 2009. CEO Antony Jenkins , 52, is selling the shares after financial regulators identified a 12.8 billion-pound capital hole at the bank. Unhelpful Timing Its unhelpful timing for Barclays, said Ian Gordon , an analyst at Investec Plc (INVP) in London , who has a buy recommendation on the shares.

Marissa Mayer, Please Don’t Screw Up Yahoo! Finance

The New York Post reports that Mayer’s next big tackle is the popular finance site, which will be retooled and enhanced for mobile. I wholeheartedly agree that the Yahoo! Finance app needs a major overhaul, and I’m glad if Mayer is going to tackle this as her next job. However, the desktop site is pretty good as it is. It could use a little tweaking, but please no major overhaul.

Barclays CFO Chris Lucas

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