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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest, (NYSE: BCS)

The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media on Thursday: * France's Vivendi SA could put the sale of its Brazilian phone and broadband Internet company GVT SA on hold as offers are coming short of the asking price of 7 billion euros ($9.18 billion)to 8 billion euros, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.* Barclays Plc has recouped about 300 million pounds in promised bonuses from its bankers in the biggest ever effort by a global bank to strip staff of previous years' awards.

Barclays PLC (Barclays) is a global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. Shares of BCS traded higher by 2.1% or $0.38/share to $18.48. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $9.23 and as high as $20.60. On average, 2916400 shares of BCS exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 3748223.