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2017 trends: M&A mega deals and tech IPOs

2017 trends: M&A mega deals and tech IPOs

What’s the outlook for mega transactions and tech deal pipelines? Barclays’ top M&A and Technology, Media and Telecommunications bankers give their insights on the sectors and macro trends to watch this year.

Daily Insights

January 24, 2017

'Trump trades' stall

 

  • “Trump trades” continue to reverse. Yesterday the S&P dropped a third of a percent, UST 10y bonds fell 7bp, and the dollar weakened. EM funds continue to see inflows and some past underperformers, including Turkish, Argentinean and some Mexican fixed income assets, have fared better. In EM FX in particular, we think the squeeze-driven pull-back in USDCNH has provided more attractive levels to short the CNH versus the USD or INR.

  • Today will be busy with the UK and Italian constitutional court rulings as well as central bank policy decisions in Turkey, South Africa and Hungary. Ahead of these will be flash PMIs for the euro area.

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From 4G to 5G

Over the next five years, global mobile data traffic is expected to increase by 827%. 5G technology is expected to provide service and support for almost real-time use cases. Our infographic explains the impacts and opportunities.

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After political earthquakes, Global Outlook highlights turning points

Our Q1 2017 Global Outlook recommends that investors maintain an overweight allocation to US dollar-denominated assets and go down the credit curve.

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Responsible investing linked to better bond returns

In a world where responsible investing is gathering pace, the results of a new study by our Research team show a positive link between high-ESG corporate bond portfolios and performance.

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Igniting growth with our clients

Our financial advice and access to investment capital helps transform clients' business ideas into long-term growth and innovation. Together, those ideas are the fuel that ignites progress for the global economy and society. 
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White House features Barclays’ partnership with Per Scholas

Per Scholas and Barclays attended the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper What Works Showcase in Washington D.C., which recognised how our partnership is helping to ensure young people can reach their full potential.

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Honouring the unique skills of our military veterans

Barclays’ servicemen and women share how their experience in the armed forces helps them to serve our clients. They are a few of the many veterans who are contributing on teams across the globe.

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