Africa sale hits figures
Barclays makes loss and adds to PPI claims
It said it will set aside an extra £700m to meet compensation claims.
Group pre-tax profits jumped 13% to £2.34bn for the six months to the end of June, though this fell to a loss of £1.21bn after it sold part of its African business.
It made a profit of £1.11bn in the same period last year.
Barclays cut its stake in its African operations as part of a global strategic re-think unveiled last year. and aimed at focusing on two core markets of the UK and the US.