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Barclays has exposed it really is suspending the payment of share awards to its former manager Jes Staley amid ongoing investigations into his partnership with the late intercourse offender Jeffery Epstein.

Mr Staley, who stepped down from the FTSE 100 lender in November, was staying treated as a “very good leaver”.

At the time, it was announced that he would pocket an annual payout of £2.4m in hard cash and shares plus a £120,000 pension allowance and other gains.

He owns 5.7m shares worth around £10m and was also entitled to as quite a few as 11.4m shares valued at £22.5m if the bank hits targets in coming many years. The frozen awards are believed to include things like a 2019 reward matter to overall performance concerning 2019 and 2021. It was worthy of up to £3.3m.

Barclays said almost 70computer system of Mr Staley’s variable remuneration remains unvested, adding it hadn’t produced any more decisions pertaining to the former boss’ pay back.

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What occurred overnight 

Equities generally rose on Wednesday and oil charges stabilised as traders tracked developments in Ukraine. In early trade, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, Seoul, Wellington, Taipei and Jakarta were being all in good territory. Singapore and Manila slipped and Tokyo was closed for a holiday.

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