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Bob Diamond's bid for Barclays' Africa ops shows what a big mistake it was to let him quit

Bob Diamond is arguably the best CEO Barclays ever had and the confirmation that he's trying to buy Barclays' Africa assets just cements that theory. Atlas Mara, Diamond's financial services group that acquires other banks in AfricaShow More Summary

The former CEO of Barclays is trying to buy part of the bank's African operation

The company founded and run by former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond has confirmed that it is in talks with Barclays about buying some of the bank's assets in Africa. In a statement released on Tuesday, Atlas Mara, co-founded by Diamond, says...Show More Summary

Diamond Stone's Dad Denies Report Terps Star Is Entering 2016 NBA Draft

Don’t give up hope of a Diamond Stone return just yet, Maryland fans. Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com cited sources on Monday and said the Terrapins center would declare for the 2016 NBA draft. However, Stone’s father, Bob, had other ideas in comments he made to Jeff Ermann of 247Sports’ Inside Maryland Sports: “I don't know anybody in Cleveland. Show More Summary

Rookie Wednesday: Just what is appropriate “aisle seat etiquette”? Are you one of “those” people? A guest post by BOB!

Recently I was forced to wait for an upgrade (LGA – ATL) until I arrived at the gate which is a change from the old days of 6/5 days out as a Diamond Medallion (DM). Since I was #2 of 10 as a DM (and a Million Miler, not that it matters) I assumed I would have a good chance of clearing the upgrade. Show More Summary

Bob Diamond's alleged bid for Barclays' Africa assets shows what a big mistake it was to let him quit

Bob Diamond is arguably the best CEO Barclays ever had and the latest rumour that he's about to buy Barclays' Africa assets just cements that theory. The Financial Times is reporting that Diamond has " held preliminary talks with global...Show More Summary

Leaked document from the New York Fed says Barclays was 'weak' at preventing rogue traders (barc)

Barclays was the first bank to settle with authorities over LIBOR fixing in 2012. But that was just the start of its troubles. In 2013, less than a year after Anthony Jenkins took over from Bob Diamond as CEO, Barclays’ US supervisors...Show More Summary

Barclays’ new strategy is uneasy mix of past two

The UK bank will exit Africa but keep the group’s investment bank intact. CEO Jes Staley’s predecessors Antony Jenkins and Bob Diamond respectively aimed to slash trading and advisory, and invest in it. In assuming the unit is the right size, the risk is weak returns persist.

Barclays Comes Out of Africa; Who's Next?

As Barclays aims to "de-risk the bank" by fleeing Africa, many are wondering if former boss Bob Diamond might take a punt on Barclays Africa.

Barclays' new CEO shows Britain's biggest investment bank is going back to the Bob Diamond era

Barclays is reportedly just about to hire a man who could unravel everything the bank's former boss Antony Jenkins was hired to do — to turn Barclays into a more high-street-friendly lender and move away from the risky world of investment banking. Show More Summary

Chilean Miner Movie 'The 33' Gets a New Trailer

There's a new trailer for their upcoming Chilean miner movie, The 33, based 2010 disaster. The film stars Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Philipps, Bob Gunton, and Gabriel Byrne. Check it...Show More Summary

Barclays' new CEO shows Britain's biggest investment bank is going back to the Bob Diamond era

Barclays is reportedly just about to hire a man who could unravel everything that the bank's former boss Antony Jenkins was hired to do — to turn Barclays into a more high street-friendly lender and move away from the risky world ofShow More Summary

Atlas’ Bob Diamind gets a scolding

Robert Diamond is scolded by investors for failing to buy back shares that are trading at less than book value. ||| London - Robert Diamond, whose Atlas Mara has plunged 48 percent since going public in 2013, was scolded by investors for failing to buy back shares that are trading at less than book value. Show More Summary

Will Bob Diamond regain his sparkle?

Atlas Mara’s maiden profit is another mile-marker on Bob Diamond’s journey to repair his corporate reputation. ||| London - Bob Diamond, the former boss of Barclays, took another step in repairing his damaged corporate reputation on Thursday as his African-focused bank Atlas Mara made a maiden profit. Show More Summary

Watch The New Trailer For The Chilean Miner Film 'The 33'

Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment have released the trailer for "The 33" starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, with Bob Gunton, and Gabriel Byrne. Film was directed by Patricia Riggen from a screenplay written by Miko Alanne, Craig Borten, and Michael Thomas. Show More Summary

Inventory: Coming to America, part 2: 12 more pivotal moments in the life of Neil Diamond

“There are two types of people in this world,” Bill Murray’s Bob tells his therapist Leo (Richard Dreyfuss) in the 1991 movie What About Bob? “Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don’t.” Many of us here at The A.V. Club fall into...Show More Summary

1930s Trolley Map Shows How Connected Brooklyn Was

The above map shows just how connected Brooklyn used to be via a system of streetcars. The Brooklyn Historic Railway Association's Bob Diamond explained to us this morning, "The streetcar routes (solid lines) were shut down in stages from 1930 through 1956. Show More Summary

House Calls: Call for Submissions! See Your Home Featured on Curbed

Photo of Bob Pullum's Diamond Heights townhouse via Patricia Chang We recently launched House Calls, a new series of home tours devoted to the way Bay Area folk live behind closed doors. Some of our first tours brought us to...

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Oil holds around $55 as Iran nuclear talks drag on (Reuters) Bob Diamond’s African Banking Venture Runs Into Problems (WSJ) Iran Nuclear Talks Resume With Lavrov Saying Deal at Hand (BBG) Wal-Mart Ratchets Up Pressure on Suppliers to...Show More Summary

Fight! Fight!

Excavation of World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel Remains Blocked An appellate court ruled last week that the city was within its rights to block Bob Diamond from accessing the circa-1844 Long Island Rail Road tunnel he discovered in 1980, striking another blow to the rail buff’s efforts to continue his decades-long excavation of the historic tunnel, named [...]

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