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Mixed Fortunes at European Banks

The latest round of bank results—making the headlines for many reasons. Britain's Lloyds Banking Group reported a pretax profit for the first time in three years. And it says it's ready to return to private ownership, after being bailed out during the financial crisis. Lloyds has however risked a political backlash by paying 8% more bonuses last year, similar to the bonus increase at Barclays. But unlike Barclays' CEO, Lloyds' boss Antonio Horta-Osorio accepted his 2013 bonus.

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