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Diamond 'dismayed' over claims

The former Barclays boss Bob Diamond has written to the Treasury Committee chairman saying he is "dismayed" over suggestions by members that he was "less than candid" when he gave evidence last week.

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Barclays bank chairman Marcus Agius 'will still face MPs'

The chairman of Barclays bank will face MPs on the Treasury Select Committee on Thursday - a hearing that is expected to go ahead irrespective of his decision to quit.

Marcus Agius will announce his resignation at 7am today after informing fellow board members of his decision yesterday, according to reports.

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