Barclays's Lucas to Retire Amid FSA Probe
Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote reports that Barclays Plc said Finance Director Chris Lucas, who is under investigation by the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority, will retire as soon as a successor is named. General Counsel Mark Harding will also retire. Barclays says there is no link between the retirements and the ongoing probe. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown."
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Statoil Comfortable With Financial Situation, Says Saetre
22:05 - Statoil ASA, Norway’s biggest oil producer, reported its first adjusted loss following the plunge in crude prices that has roiled the industry for nearly two years. The company also deepened spending cuts. Adjusted earnings after tax, which excludes financial and other items, dropped to a loss of $28 million from a $929 million profit a year earlier, the Stavanger-based company said Wednesday. That missed the $294 million average estimate in a Bloomberg poll of 16 analysts. Statoil CEO Eldar Saetre tells Bloomberg's Anna Edwards and Manus Cranny on "Countdown" he's very comfortable with financial situation adding the oil price impact in line with expectations.