Ashish Thakkar’s African banking venture

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Ashish Thakkar enjoys mega-star status in Africa

Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond has made a dramatic return from disgrace with an exciting new venture, says The Sunday Times. He is apparently putting “the final touches” to a grand plan to build a banking empire in Africa – having lined up £150m in backing for a cash shell that he plans to list in London before Christmas (see below).

Diamond’s choice of Africa speaks volumes for the continent’s rising status as [...]

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