Barclays Pays Price for Zuma Turmoil as Africa Unit Sinks

South Africa's Zuma Said Surviving Calls to Resign

Barclays Plc investors angling for better returns when the lender sells shares in its African unit have instead been hit by an 18 percent decline in the asset this year. Mired in South Africa’s political turmoil, threatened by its parent’s disposal and battered by an S&P Global Ratings downgrade of the country’s foreign-currency debt to junk, Barclays Africa Group Ltd. has fallen more than any other banking stock in Johannesburg in 2017.

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