Listen: Barclays, Qataris, Jane Croft discussed on FT News
"And then after that, obviously wants the persecution cases finished the defense case will begin and again that could last some time so he could be six months with his trial. Just one final thing than Jane us. He as I said you covering the banks at the time, the Qatari investors that came in with their multibillion, bailout full Barclays, what was in it for them really setting aside, the alleged payments of inducements, why did they invest in Barclays? And of course, they invested in quite a few banks right across Europe at the time. Yeah. I mean, I think the trials hood some evidence that Barclays was an attractive proposition for the Qataris. But obviously, the Qataris are not part of the case nobody from the kettle investments investment thority is giving evidence in the trial. And you've got to basically remember that the Qataris with the purchases here, they didn't have the disclosure abbreviations that Barclays had dinner they're not on trial here. But obviously, they saw the Bank has a attractive proposition in this. Two thousand and eight banking crisis. And I think it is to be remembered the at she sunny. This was true just before the trial started when I checked it costs remain. Barclays lotta shareholder. They've been through ups and downs of a sin. Suddenly just like that positions in other banks in Europe, not least torture Bank. But. That is another story has we have reports many times people on thank you both very much. That was Patrick Jenkins financial editor talking to Caroline Benham financial regulation. Correspondent and Jane Croft are low coats correspondent will be back with another niece feature.."