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Beyond the megadeal: M&A outlook for 2019

While 2018 saw a substantial uptick in M&A deals valued over $25bn, our Global Head of M&A believes megadeals will be overshadowed by other trends in 2019. Watch his outlook for the year.

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Weekly Insights

14 Jan 2019

Adjusting to slower growth

Signals of slower global growth persist, as US data partly fall into line with weakness elsewhere, and China and Europe surprise further on the downside.

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From bricks to clicks: Food retail goes omni-channel 

Our analysts argue there are limitations to online’s market share of the food retail sector. Brick and mortar stores must focus on productivity and convenience to generate a true omni-channel experience for customers.

What will drive Debt Capital Markets in 2019? 

2018 was the fifth year in a row where investment grade bond issuance topped $1 trillion. Our Americas Head of DCM explains the factors that are likely to help 2019 continue this issuance trend.

Gen Z: Step aside Millennials 

Discover the core behaviours, values and expectations that drive Generation Z, and find out what brands need to do to engage with this unique demographic.

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Our Insights

Read some of the latest highlights from Barclays’ macroeconomic market experts and analysts, and other insights from across our businesses.

The Q1 2019 Global Outlook: Lower expectations from Barclays Research suggests that after years of strong returns and low volatility in the run-up to 2018, investors need to prepare for a world of lower returns and higher volatility.

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The Brexit trade trade off

When the UK leaves the European Union, it also leaves the world’s largest single market. We assess which alternative trade scenarios could be viable for the UK, post-Brexit.



ESG investing yields positive returns in select bond markets

An expanded Impact Series study finds that tilting portfolios in favour of high ESG bonds can generate positive returns across various markets, geographies and sectors.


The Flip Side Episode 5: Brexit’s warning shot: the beginning of the end for globalisation?

Brexit is the most advanced manifestation of populism and de-globalisation to date. But will it be positive or negative for the UK, and what can the world learn from it? Our analysts debate in episode 5 of The Flip Side.

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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. 

News and Events

Read news and stories about our business, our people and our work in the community.

10 million pixels of digital innovation

Barclays' new high-tech signage installation goes live at 745 Seventh Avenue headquarters.

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Power of Two

At Barclays, we know that the relationships we form at work can be transformative. The “Power of Two” video series was created to celebrate these important partnerships.


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Helping charities with their strategic priorities


At a recent event, Banking colleagues worked alongside a number of UK charities to help address their most pressing challenges.


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Investment Bank Client Events & Conferences


Our programme of events and conferences provide a forum for corporate executives and institutional investors to explore and exchange ideas.


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