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Qatar: UK levels further charges against Barclays Bank

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Barclays Bank with providing unlawful financial assistance to Qatar Holding, in the latest step in the long-running investigation into how the British bank coped with the 2008 global financial crisis. The latest charges were announced by the SFO on 12 February and relate to a $3bn loan that Barclays Bank plc gave to Qatar Holding between 1 October and 30 November 2008.

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