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2014

Global solution to address financial exclusion

Banking on Change, a partnership between Barclays and the charities Plan and CARE International, is calling for the development of international principles to help the 2.5 billion people with no...

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2014

Entrepreneurs will fuel global economies

A new report published by Barclays today suggests that global economies will fail to flourish unless more entrepreneurs are encouraged to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Over 75 million...

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2014

The wide ZAR17.1bn January trade deficit highlights external balance weaknesses

South Africa’s merchandise trade balance swung back into deficit territory in January, coming in at -ZAR17.1bn. The print was substantially worse than the consensus forecast of -ZAR12.2bn and comes on...

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2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

You've left us behind a nation inspired by hope. Rest peacefully. Today we mourn the passing of one of the world’s greatest leaders – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. On this saddest...

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2013

Motshabi Mokone appointed new Managing Director of Barclays Life in Botswana

Barclays Africa Group announces the appointment of Motshabi Mokone as the first Managing Director of Barclays Life Botswana (Pty) Limited with effect from today. This follows the successful repositioning of...

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2013

CEO ranked 10th most powerful woman

Maria Ramos has been ranked the 10th most powerful businesswoman in the world by Fortune magazine in their recent survey. This is the fifth year that Ramos has been included...

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2013

Wendy Lucas-Bull appointed as non-executive Director of Barclays PLC

Barclays Africa Group Limited (formerly Absa Group Limited) announces that its Chairman, Wendy Lucas-Bull, will join the Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank boards as a non-executive director with immediate effect....

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2013

South Africa wins the One Harmony Choir Festival

On Saturday, 13 Barclays Africa countries took part in the One Harmony Choir Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. The One Harmony Choir Festival is a highlight on the Barclays Africa...

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2013

Barclays Bank Egypt begins 2013 summer internship programme

As every year, Barclays Bank Egypt launched the 2013 Summer Internship Programme (SIP). This programme provides university students the opportunity to experience working in a bank and gain vital practical...

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2013

One Harmony Choir festival unites musical talent from the continent

Choirs from 12 African countries will compete for the top honours in the 9th annual One Harmony Choir Festival at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre on Saturday. The event will be...

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