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Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond has written an opinion piece in the Guardian on the topic of banks as good citizens.

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The single most important thing for banks and other businesses to focus on immediately is creating jobs and economic growth.
Bob Diamond, Barclays Chief Executive

Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond has written an opinion piece in the Guardian on the topic of banks as good citizens.

In the article published today in the UK newspaper’s print edition, Bob highlighted the important role banks play in helping the private sector become the engine of economic growth and job creation.

He wrote: “Spending cuts are being put in place by governments and households alike, with varying degrees of public acceptance and social unrest.

“The single most important thing for banks and other businesses to focus on immediately is creating jobs and economic growth. To play their role, banks have to rebuild the trust that has been decimated by the events of the last three years. That requires us to use the lessons learned from the crisis to become better and more effective citizens.”

Read Bob Diamond's opinion piece (new window) on the Guardian.

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