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Brexit, populism & free trade

October 2018

What do major changes in the global trading environment mean for CFOs and corporate treasurers?

Today the global trading environment is in a period of flux. The rise of populism is heavily influencing the economic and political landscape, as is evident from both the Brexit vote and President Trump’s protectionist trade policies. It is unclear how Brexit and the unfolding trade war between the US and China will ultimately affect the global economy, but these events could present some significant challenges to large corporates.

Our article sees three subject matter experts from Barclays explore the economic ramifications of populism; working capital optimisation in turbulent times; and the implications of Brexit for the cash conversion cycle.

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