Barclays Has Reportedly 'Kicked Around' the Idea of Merging With Standard Chartered
- FT: Barclays board has considered the possibility of a merger with Standard Chartered.
- The possible deal is one plan being considered to ward off activist investor Edward Bramson, who has built a 5.4% stake in Barclays.
- Neither side has issued statements to shareholders, suggesting no serious talks have taken place.
LONDON — Barclays has considered the possibility of merging with Standard Chartered Bank, according to a report in the Financial Times...