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Barclays has revealed it is really suspending the payment of share awards to its previous manager Jes Staley amid ongoing investigations into his romantic relationship with the late sexual intercourse offender Jeffery Epstein.

Mr Staley, who stepped down from the FTSE 100 bank in November, was remaining addressed as a “very good leaver”.

At the time, it was announced that he would pocket an once-a-year payout of £2.4m in funds and shares as well as a £120,000 pension allowance and other added benefits.

He owns 5.7m shares well worth around £10m and was also entitled to as many as 11.4m shares valued at £22.5m if the financial institution hits targets in coming several years. The frozen awards are believed to involve a 2019 reward subject matter to functionality concerning 2019 and 2021. It was truly worth up to £3.3m.

Barclays explained just about 70computer system of Mr Staley’s variable remuneration continues to be unvested, incorporating it hadn’t manufactured any further more choices regarding the previous boss’ shell out.

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What transpired overnight 

Equities typically rose on Wednesday and oil charges stabilised as investors tracked developments in Ukraine. In early trade, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, Seoul, Wellington, Taipei and Jakarta were all in positive territory. Singapore and Manila slipped and Tokyo was shut for a vacation.

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  • Company: Aston Martin Lagonda, Barclays, Money & Counties Houses, Hochschild Mining, Rio Tinto, Unite Group (comprehensive-year final results) Ted Baker (investing update)
  • Economics: Bank of England monetary coverage report hearings (Uk)