Reuters and Barclays have announced the signing of a two-year global deal in which Reuters will provide financial information solutions to Barclays. The deal means the two companies will work together on projects to deploy new or additional products for the Barclays Group. In particular, Barclays has agreed to upgrade all Reuters users to the latest version of Reuters 3000 Xtra, which will include Reuters Messaging. In addition, Barclays will implement a training programme for new staff members to help maximise the benefits of using Reuters products. In addition, Julius Baer has selected Reuters 3000 Xtra for deployment in a ‘Thin Client’ environment for 150 private and institutional banking staff around the world.
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