Reuters later reported that the British government would inject 40 billion pounds (69 billion $US) into three banks, including Barclays, which could target more than 7 billion pounds.  Barclays later confirmed that it had rejected the government`s offer and would instead find £6.5 billion in new capital (£2 billion by removing the dividend and £4.5 billion by private investors).   Barclays dates back to November 17, 1690, when John Freame, a Quézien, and Thomas Gould began acting as goldsmiths on Lombard Street in London. The name “Barclays” was associated with the store in 1736, when Freame`s son-in-law, James Barclay, became a partner.  In 1728, the bank moved to 54 Lombard Street, characterized by the “sign of the Black Spread Eagle,” which was to become in the following years a central part of the bank`s visual identity. Only 19% of shareholders asserted their rights and left investors China Development Bank and Qatar Investment Authority with increased stakes in the bank.  In May 2017, the bank announced that it would sell £1.5 billion of shares in its subsidiary Barclays Africa Group to focus its operations from Africa to Britain and the United States.  In September 2017, Barclays sold the last part of its retail business in continental Europe after selling its retail, asset management and investment businesses to AnaCap.  It is clarified, however, that it was recovered during a subsequent verification and that the accounts will be reopened if Eve wishes to remain at the bank. . . .