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This podcast series features a lively debate between two of Barclays’ Research analysts taking opposing viewpoints on timely topics of importance to economies and businesses around the globe. By hearing arguments and insights on both sides, we hope you will come away with a greater understanding of the economic implications of sometimes polarizing issues.

This podcast series features a lively debate between two of Barclays’ Research analysts taking opposing viewpoints on timely topics of importance to economies and businesses around the globe. By hearing arguments and insights on both sides, we hope you will come away with a greater understanding of the economic implications of sometimes polarizing issues.
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This podcast series features a lively debate between two of Barclays’ Research analysts taking opposing viewpoints on timely topics of importance to economies and businesses around the globe. By hearing arguments and insights on both sides, we hope you will come away with a greater understanding of the economic implications of sometimes polarizing issues.

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English


Episodes

Big tech: Healthy or harmful to competition?

5/2/2019
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Large technology companies like FAANG have amassed market share in the retail and media sectors. Is their dominance enhancing or stifling competition? Research analysts Jeff Meli and Jim Martin debate.

Duration:00:16:20

Is market power weighing on the US economy?

4/1/2019
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Since 2000, fewer and fewer companies have come to control larger and larger shares of the market in a wide variety of industries. In fact, 75% of US industries have experienced a rise in concentration over that period. What does that mean for competition across the economy and in individual sectors, and is it detrimental or beneficial to the economy?

Duration:00:19:14

Rising US corporate debt: Real threat or overblown hype?

2/27/2019
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Has a decade of growth in the US corporate credit market ballooned to the point of bursting? Brad Rogoff and Shobhit Gupta debate what factors underlie the next potential credit market downturn.

Duration:00:16:22

Did the US corporate tax cut stimulate the economy?

1/23/2019
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At the end of 2017, US President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. For corporations, this meant a significant reduction in the tax rate from 35% to 21%, which lawmakers claimed would boost business investment domestically, bring cash held overseas back to the US and create jobs. The question is, did the tax cut achieve all it set out to, and as a result stimulate the US economy?

Duration:00:21:00

Brexit's warning shot: the beginning of the end for globalisation?

12/4/2018
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In the fifth episode of The Flip Side podcast series, Marvin Barth, Head of FX and Emerging Markets Macro Research, sits down with Fabrice Montagné, Barclays' Chief UK Economist, to debate how Brexit represents de-globalisation in Europe, assess where Brexit might lead and discuss what lessons the UK's exit from the EU might offer for other countries grappling with similar phenomenon.

Duration:00:24:38

The yield curve: Recession signal or market noise?

11/6/2018
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The yield curve has been a relevant signal of past impending recessions. But is it still an adequate predictor today? Our Research analysts debate whether investors should continue to rely on this market indicator.

Duration:00:18:43

Emerging market volatility: Global crisis or series of one-offs?

9/29/2018
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Some emerging market assets have plummeted in 2018. Are we headed toward a crisis that could undo ten years of economic expansion? Our Research analysts debate whether EM volatility could tip the developed world into recession.

Duration:00:17:50

Goldilocks in developed economies: How long can it continue?

9/3/2018
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Ten years after the financial crisis, unemployment has reached record lows in many global economies, which means we should have seen wage growth increase by now. But that hasn’t been the case. So, what’s the holdup? And what does this mean for the short- and long-term future of the economy? In this episode of The Flip Side, Jeff Meli, Co-Head of Research, sits down with Ajay Rajadhyaksha, Head of Macro Research, to debate the reasons behind this wage stagnation anomaly.

Duration:00:19:57

Are U.S. trade policies good for America and the world?

7/23/2018
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Jeff Meli, Co-Head of Barclays Research sits down with Marvin Barth, Head of FX and Emerging Markets Macro Research to debate some of the factors contributing to, and possibly resulting from, the state of global trade conflict.

Duration:00:34:17