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Barclays misled shareholders and the public about one of the biggest investments in the bank's history, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. The bank announced in 2008 that Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour had agreed to invest more than £3bn. But the BBC found that the money, which helped Barclays avoid a bailout by British taxpayers, actually came from the Abu Dhabi government. Barclays said the mistake in its accounts was "a drafting error".