Former Barclays exec said tried to play it cool

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A former Barclays executive said he pretended to be busy to avoid looking panicked while negotiating a 2 billion-pound ($2.6 billion) investment from Qatar at the height of the 2008 financial crisis that saved the bank from a government bailout.


Citigroup does Lehman deal

Citigroup and the wreckage of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. have resolved a fight over $2.1 billion that dates to the financial crisis, while quietly burying a key question about derivatives-trading practices.