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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. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

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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. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

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58 Ratings
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Is this kindergarten?

By Moppp221 - Sep 24 2019
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You guys sound like 5year olds reading a cringe script. Unbelievable you can keep your jobs with this public performance representing barclays.

Great Content, delivery needs work

By unitshift - Nov 26 2018
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The content is great, but the host speaks in a very unnatural cadence that makes it difficult to listen to. Reminds me of Ira Glass’ discussion of his own poor delivery when he first started broadcasting. A more natural, conversational speaking voice would push this podcast to 5 stars.

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
51
3
2
1
1

Is this kindergarten?

By Moppp221 - Sep 24 2019
Read more
You guys sound like 5year olds reading a cringe script. Unbelievable you can keep your jobs with this public performance representing barclays.

Great Content, delivery needs work

By unitshift - Nov 26 2018
Read more
The content is great, but the host speaks in a very unnatural cadence that makes it difficult to listen to. Reminds me of Ira Glass’ discussion of his own poor delivery when he first started broadcasting. A more natural, conversational speaking voice would push this podcast to 5 stars.
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The Flip Side

Latest release on Feb 12, 2020

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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. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Rank #1: Rising US corporate debt: Real threat or overblown hype?

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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.

Feb 27 2019

16mins

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Rank #2: Can the world be less reliant on oil?

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Global oil demand currently stands at an all-time high. Barclays Research analysts debate whether innovation and regulation can transition the world to a low carbon economy quickly enough to stem climate change. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Sep 03 2019

14mins

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Rank #3: Goodbye globalisation, hello automation: Time to rethink emerging markets?

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Technology has been a catalyst of globalisation in many emerging market economies. But could those tech advances now threaten EM development & related investment strategies? Barclays Research analysts Marvin Barth and Andreas Kolbe debate. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Jul 16 2019

15mins

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Rank #4: US Fed rate cut - wise economic decision or untimely mistake?

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Barclays Head of Research Jeff Meli and Chief US Economist Michael Gapen debate the merits of the Fed's July 2019 rate cut on the latest episode of The Flip Side. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Aug 13 2019

19mins

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Rank #5: Does the US-China trade war pose a material risk to the US economy?

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Trade tensions between the US & China continue to rise. Barclays Research analysts Jeff Meli and Ajay Rajadhyaksha debate what’s at stake on this episode of The Flip Side. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Jun 11 2019

17mins

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Rank #6: Did the US corporate tax cut stimulate the economy?

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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? For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Jan 23 2019

21mins

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Rank #7: Big tech: Healthy or harmful to competition?

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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? Barclays Research analysts Jeff Meli and Jim Martin debate. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

May 02 2019

16mins

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Rank #8: Is market power weighing on the US economy?

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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? For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Apr 01 2019

19mins

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Rank #9: The yield curve: Recession signal or market noise?

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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.

Nov 06 2018

18mins

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Rank #10: Emerging market volatility: Global crisis or series of one-offs?

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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? Barclays Research analysts debate whether EM volatility could tip the developed world into recession. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Sep 29 2018

17mins

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Planes, politics & viruses: Emerging risks to US growth?

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Jeff Meli, Barclays Head of Research, and Michael Gapen, Barclays Head of US Economics Research, debate the degree to which new risks – the issues at Boeing with the 737 Max, the rise of the Novel Coronavirus and the inherent uncertainty of the US presidential nomination process – may affect the US growth outlook and business confidence. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Feb 12 2020

20mins

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Are the stars aligning for the UK to thrive after Brexit?

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Marvin Barth, Head of FX & EM Marco Research, and Fabrice Montagné, Chief UK Economist, debate whether a weakened global economy, geopolitical shifts, and the UK’s technological prowess are combining to offer a more favorable backdrop for Brexit negotiations ahead. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Jan 20 2020

18mins

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Is regulation the problem or solution to address repo market volatility?

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Jeff Meli, Barclays Head of Research, and Ajay Rajadhyaksha, Barclays Head of Macro Research, debate whether enhanced regulation of the banking system contributed to volatility in the repo market. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Dec 18 2019

20mins

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Do negative interest rates help or hinder the economy?

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In an effort to spur growth, central banks in Europe and Japan have kept interest rates negative for years. Barclays analysts Jeff Meli and Zoso Davies debate whether or not this monetary policy is working. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Nov 13 2019

17mins

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Alternative meat - The future of food or just a fad?

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Jeff Meli, Barclays Head of Research, and Ben Theurer, Barclays Head of Latin American Equity Research and Americas Agribusiness analyst, debate whether alternative meat will be a real game changer for the food and meat industries, or just another fringe product that will fade over time. The analysts also weigh in on factors driving the adoption of alternative meat products, such as taste, health benefits and environmental impact. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Sep 24 2019

15mins

Play

Can the world be less reliant on oil?

Podcast cover
Read more
Global oil demand currently stands at an all-time high. Barclays Research analysts debate whether innovation and regulation can transition the world to a low carbon economy quickly enough to stem climate change. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Sep 03 2019

14mins

Play

US Fed rate cut - wise economic decision or untimely mistake?

Podcast cover
Read more
Barclays Head of Research Jeff Meli and Chief US Economist Michael Gapen debate the merits of the Fed's July 2019 rate cut on the latest episode of The Flip Side. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Aug 13 2019

19mins

Play

Goodbye globalisation, hello automation: Time to rethink emerging markets?

Podcast cover
Read more
Technology has been a catalyst of globalisation in many emerging market economies. But could those tech advances now threaten EM development & related investment strategies? Barclays Research analysts Marvin Barth and Andreas Kolbe debate. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Jul 16 2019

15mins

Play

Does the US-China trade war pose a material risk to the US economy?

Podcast cover
Read more
Trade tensions between the US & China continue to rise. Barclays Research analysts Jeff Meli and Ajay Rajadhyaksha debate what’s at stake on this episode of The Flip Side. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Jun 11 2019

17mins

Play

Big tech: Healthy or harmful to competition?

Podcast cover
Read more
Large technology companies like FAANG have amassed market share in the retail and media sectors. Is their dominance enhancing or stifling competition? Barclays Research analysts Jeff Meli and Jim Martin debate. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

May 02 2019

16mins

Play

Is market power weighing on the US economy?

Podcast cover
Read more
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? For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Apr 01 2019

19mins

Play

Rising US corporate debt: Real threat or overblown hype?

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Feb 27 2019

16mins

Play

Did the US corporate tax cut stimulate the economy?

Podcast cover
Read more
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? For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Jan 23 2019

21mins

Play

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

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In the fifth episode of The Flip Side podcast series, Marvin Barth, Barclays 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. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Dec 04 2018

24mins

Play

The yield curve: Recession signal or market noise?

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Nov 06 2018

18mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
Some emerging market assets have plummeted in 2018. Are we headed toward a crisis that could undo ten years of economic expansion? Barclays Research analysts debate whether EM volatility could tip the developed world into recession. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Sep 29 2018

17mins

Play

Goldilocks in developed economies: How long can it continue?

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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.

Sep 03 2018

19mins

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

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Jeff Meli, Barclays Head of 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. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

Jul 23 2018

34mins

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iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
51
3
2
1
1

Is this kindergarten?

By Moppp221 - Sep 24 2019
Read more
You guys sound like 5year olds reading a cringe script. Unbelievable you can keep your jobs with this public performance representing barclays.

Great Content, delivery needs work

By unitshift - Nov 26 2018
Read more
The content is great, but the host speaks in a very unnatural cadence that makes it difficult to listen to. Reminds me of Ira Glass’ discussion of his own poor delivery when he first started broadcasting. A more natural, conversational speaking voice would push this podcast to 5 stars.