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Reid Marsh, our Head of Banking, Asia Pacific, discusses his perspectives on the recent explosion in Chinese corporate acquisitions and examines the key drivers of this trend.

China's corporates: pursuit of growth

Reid Marsh, our Head of Banking, Asia Pacific, discusses his perspectives on the recent explosion in Chinese corporate acquisitions and examines the key drivers of this trend.

Daily Insights

September 23, 2016 

Nuanced warbling

This was the second busiest week of the year for central bank meetings, with the dovish rhetoric from earlier this year evolving into more nuanced warble. The Fed held rates, and the FOMC forecast only one hike this year (in December we think). The Bank of Japan did not take any new measures, but added an “inflation-overshooting commitment” and “yield curve control” to its policy toolkit.

Against this backdrop, six other central banks met over the last 24 hours; two cut policy rates, four left them unchanged. None are signaling policy tightening soon:

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand held the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 2.00%, in line with expectations. We continue to expect another two 25bp rate cuts.

Bank kept policy unchanged at 0.5% in line with our and consensus expectations. The bigger surprise to markets, however, and subsequent NOK strength, came from a markedly more hawkish statement and forecast revisions. Looking ahead, we expect unchanged policy for the foreseeable future and now see downside risks to the pace of EURNOK depreciation we currently forecast.

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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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Patrick Reed captures a thrilling win at The Barclays

Building off of an early lead, Patrick Reed turned the tables on young phenom Rickie Fowler to secure his first tournament win of the season at The Barclays 2016 at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, New York.

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Return on advocacy – a conversation with Peter Staley

Long-term AIDS and gay rights activist Peter Staley, brother of our CEO Jes Staley, spoke to a packed audience of employees in New York about about his experience of working on Wall Street in the early 80s and how Jes and he went through his “coming out” process together.

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The macro impact of megacities

We’re accelerating into a future shaped less by countries than by connectivity.
Parag Khanna, leading global strategist and best-selling author spoke at The Barclays Macro Forum about how megacities are changing the map of the world. 
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