Barclays UK

ONS UK Trade figures – Barclays Corporate comment

Press Release   •   Nov 10, 2011 08:43 GMT

Kah Chye Tan, Head of Trade and Working Capital, Barclays Corporate comments on today's ONS UK Trade statistics.

“Fundamentally, business investment across all sectors is one of the greatest catalysts for growth, but boards are finding it very easy to say no in the current climate and are deliberately sitting on cash. Until there is much greater corporate activity in M&A and capital investment on both sides of the Atlantic, growth will remain sluggish.”