Barclays reported a $1.1 billion loss on its U.S. subprime loans during the first half of 2009 but the London banking company still generated £2.98 billion ($5.05 billion) in pre-tax profit for the period.

Overall, Barclays saw about £4.68 billion ($7.93 billion) in total gross losses due largely to real estate and mortgage-related writedowns. The company said in its interim results that £1.44 billion ($2.44 billion) of the losses stemmed from commercial real estate, £654 million ($1.11 billion) came from U.S. subprime credit residential mortgages, £549 million ($930 million) stemmed from monoline insurer-wrapped commercial mortgage-backed securities, £398 million ($674 million) came from alternative-A credit residential mortgages and £256 million ($434 million) came from monoline-wrapped U.S. residential MBS.

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