How Has Brexit Vote Affected UK Economy? | The Guardian

The pound has erased the gains made after Boris Johnson’s Conservatives won the biggest majority in more than 30 years at the general election, amid concern that Britain could end the Brexit transition period in December without an EU deal. Sterling had soared by about five cents against the US dollar on the foreign exchanges to above $1.35 after Johnson’s landslide victory. However, it has slumped back down to $1.30 over the past month after Johnson warned he will not extend the time for trade talks and could diverge from EU rules – causing disruption for businesses.

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South Asia’s Growth Outlook In Five Charts | World Bank

Economic activity in South Asia decelerated sharply in 2019  amid financial sector issues in India, monetary tightening in Pakistan, and global headwinds to regional exports. Growth is expected to recover gradually, assuming a modest rebound in domestic demand driven by monetary stimulus and improved business confidence.

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Countries in the IMF Financial Spotlight in 2020 | IMF.org

In 2020, the IMF plans to assess the stability of twelve financial systems. Seven assessments are of jurisdictions with systemically important financial sectors (Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Korea, Norway, and the United States), for which it is mandatory to undergo financial stability assessments every five years. The other five assessments are Algeria, Latvia, Philippines, South Africa, and Trinidad and Tobago, which are being done at the request of those countries themselves. Assessments for advanced economies are done by the IMF alone, while those for other countries are typically carried out jointly with the World Bank.

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The Great Exodus Out of Hedge Funds | Investopedia

Equity-oriented hedge funds have lagged the market by a wide margin during its decade-long bull run, prompting three straight years of net withdrawals by investors, the longest such period of outflows since 1990, per data from research firm HFR Inc. cited in a detailed report by The Wall Street Journal. As a result, many of these funds, including some of previously stellar reputations and star managers, are being forced to close.

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Multi Asset Roadshow 2020 | Professional Adviser

Expert speakers will discuss why Advisers should consider directing client money towards multi-asset solutions – for example, for reasons of diversification, convenience, low volatility, income generation, cost (or, more accurately, value) and building their business. Visiting five major cities, the Multi-Asset Road Show 2020 will look to provide a context for the case for multi-asset investing and an outlook for the sector over the year ahead.

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