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Barclays posted a better than forecast profit of 13.1 billion euros in 2009 and said this year has started well.

Britain’s second-largest bank – which did not get government bailouts during the crisis – has also trimmed bonuses and pay in response to public anger.

Average annual pay for its investment bankers last year was 220,000 euros.