Battered Barclays May Lose ABN Bid

The subprime mess has clobbered the stock of the British bank, but President Bob Diamond insists it's in fine fettle

Bob Diamond, president of Barclays, likes to vacation on Nantucket in August. But this year he didn't get to relax much. "I was on the phone, not the boat, " he said from his office in London, where he has been presiding over efforts to help struggling clients.

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