21 JANUARY 1928, Page 32

In another column I draw attention to the plea for

the development of our Empire resources made by Mr. Goodenough at the annual meeting of Barclays Bank. Practical expression of M. Goodenough's views in this matter is, of course, afforded by the manner in which, through the operations of Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas) the Chairman of both institutions is in daily touch with develop- ments in many parts of our Empire. Under its present able management Barclays (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas) is making steady progress, while accompanying the speech of the Chairman at the recent meeting a valuable statement giving the summary of conditions and progress in South Africa, the Mauritius, British East and West Africa, British- West Indies, Egypt, Sudan and Palestine, is distributed to the shareholders.

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