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The economy

Access the latest articles and videos on the UK economy, Brexit, Europe and more financial and business news.

April 2017

While Article 50 is triggered, it is time for UK businesses to form new relationships with European partners – and the world.

March 2017

The proverbial starting gun has been fired on Brexit, triggering at least two years of negotiations with the EU.

March 2017

The Bank of England continues its overhaul of the UK currency with the launch of an updated and more secure £1 coin.

March 2017

Whether it is a national referendum like Brexit, a terrorist attack, or a currency devaluation, the consequences of geopolitical risk are extensive.

March 2017

As President Trump’s first month in office drew to a close, businesses and investors have been encouraged by a surprisingly bright outlook for the US economy.

March 2017

Find out what the Spring Budget means for the UK economy as well as your business.

January 2017

Barclays research reveals British business ‘steady as she goes’ in wake of EU referendum result, with uncertainty around Brexit the clearest risk to the economy.  

January 2017

As President Trump takes office and Theresa May sets out her Brexit stall, what might the US and UK economies look like in 2017? Keep up to date with our economic outlook videos and indicators.

December 2016

Donald Trump’s victory to the 45th US president was a result that confounded expectations worldwide, even those of the Trump campaign itself. We consider what a Trump administration could mean for the global economy and political landscape, over the coming years.

September 2016

The Bank of England begins its move to Polymer notes with the launch of the new £5 on September 13. Is your business ready for the transition?

June 2016

The UK has spoken and has decided to leave the Europe Union. What happens next? We look at what to expect.

March 2016

Barclays’ economists present their key macroeconomic messages for 2016 in America, China and across the world.

Infographic representing some of the key global economic trends forecast by Barclays’ economists.

2015: What’s next?

April 2015

What does the global economic outlook look like for the rest of the year? In this article, Fabrice Montagné, Barclays’ Chief UK and Senior European Economist, presents his key macroeconomic messages for 2015, focusing on key topics such as oil prices, the ECB and political uncertainty.

The evolving regulatory landscape

April 2015

Regulation continues to be at the centre of conversations within the banking industry, particularly given EU-level reform and current political uncertainty across the globe. Find out more about the progress made on UK, EU and US regulatory policy in 2014, and what developments are in store for the coming year.