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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.

Daily Insights

December 07, 2016

Monetary policies in the spotlight

The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly kept the policy rate unchanged against both our and the consensus expectation of a 25bp cut. This was the first monetary policy meeting since the government’s recent move to ban large-denomination bank notes to curb ‘black money’. The Bank wants to analyse further new information on the state of the domestic economy and the US monetary policy.

China's FX reserves fell sharply by USD69.1bn to USD3052bn in November amid capital outflow pressures. It was the largest decline since January 2016 and follows a fall of USD45.7bn in October. We estimate that valuation effects accounted for just less than half of the fall, or about USD32bn, largely driven by depreciation of the EUR and GBP against the USD over the month. As such, we estimate the actual amount of PBoC FX operations (ex-valuation) to be USD37bn in November. Ongoing outflows and further downward pressure on the CNY are likely.

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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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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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Top Q4 2016 hedge fund themes

Lou Molinari, Global Head of Capital Solutions, weighs in on three of the top themes that emerged from the seventh annual Hedge Fund Symposium.

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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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