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The Flip Side

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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Navigating the virus economy: Will the global recovery be a quick bounce or slow grind?

Barclays Head of Research Jeff Meli and Head of Economics Research Christian Keller debate between about how long it may take for government interventions to be effective in restarting the global economic engine.

19mins

10 May 2020

Rank #1

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Navigating the Virus Economy: Will the euphoria in credit markets last?

Barclays Research analysts Jeff Meli and Brad Rogoff debate about whether the credit rally will last and how effective the US government's support facilities will be. For more insights from our experts: barclays.com/ib.

17mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Navigating the Virus Economy: Will the CARES Act stimulus package save the US economy?

Barclays Head of Research Jeff Meli and Chief US Economist Michael Gapen discuss the most important provisions of the CARES Act and debate whether the plan will provide enough near-term stimulus to individuals, small businesses and large corporations to save the US economy. For more insights from our experts: barclays.com/ib

17mins

8 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Navigating the Virus Economy: Credit markets under pressure – are they about to crack?

Barclays Research analysts Jeff Meli and Brad Rogoff debate whether recent stresses in short-dated credit markets, in conjunction with severe downgrades of companies from investment grade to high yield, could cause credit markets to crack? For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

19mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Will the coronavirus pandemic tip the world into a recession?

Jeff Meli, Barclays Head of Research, and Ajay Rajadhyaksha, Barclays Head of Macro Research, debate to what extent the economic risks posed by the coronavirus will affect global markets and whether the disruption will be enough to cause a global recession. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib

22mins

15 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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

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

20mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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

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

18mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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

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

20mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Do negative interest rates help or hinder the economy?

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

17mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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

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

15mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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Can the world be less reliant on oil?

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

14mins

3 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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

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

19mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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

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

15mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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

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

17mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Big tech: Healthy or harmful to competition?

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

16mins

2 May 2019

Rank #15