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Society’s digital addiction: The smartphone challenge

As society starts to wake up to the negative impacts of too much screen time, explore what can be done to help create healthier relationships between people and technology.

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Weekly Insights

18 Feb 2019

Data, deals & deadlines

Incoming data provided some room for optimism on China, downside surprises in the US, and confirmation of a gloomy outlook for Europe.


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A European perspective: Four themes shaping capital markets in 2019 

At a recent event, experts from our European Banking business highlighted four key themes they expect will affect deal and issuance activity in the first half of 2019.

Episode 6: Did the US corporate tax cut stimulate the economy? 

The U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% with the goal of stimulating the economy. Did it work? Jeff Meli and Michael Gapen debate.

Gen Z: How influence becomes power 

As Generation Z come of age, our analysts explore why this powerful demographic is so important and how they’re already starting to reshape key business sectors.

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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.

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.

Read the reportFrom bricks to clicks: Food retail goes omni-channel


Brexit: Safeguarding the UK’s powerhouse sectors

Post-Brexit, the most important sectors of the UK economy will require more than just a free trade agreement with the EU to maintain their level of activity.



Q1 2019 Global Outlook: Lower expectations

After years of strong returns and low volatility, investors need to prepare for a world of lower returns and higher volatility as global growth slows over the next several quarters.


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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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: Sashalla and Erica

Dynamic duo Sashalla Lemond and Erica Fray lead our Black Professionals Forum in the US, using their shared passion to galvanize others and leave a legacy of which they can both be proud.


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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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