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BREXIT: Ten Things Manufacturing Companies Should Know

Posted By Paul Tate, June 28, 2016

Brexit.jpgWhen the world woke up last Friday morning, news that the U.K. had voted to leave the European Union after more than 40 years sent shock waves through the world’s political elite, global currency and stock markets, and company boardrooms.

Over the last few days the U.K. currency has gone into free fall, at one point hitting a 30-year low against the dollar; stock markets have trembled, not only in London but across Europe, the U.S., and Asia; British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned to remain in the EU, has resigned; major banking institutions like HSBC have announced potential plans to move thousands of staff out of the U.K. to European locations; Standard & Poor's and Fitch both downgraded their U.K. credit ratings; Moody’s has dropped its outlook on U.K. debt to negative; and warnings of protracted economic doom have hit the world’s headlines.

As a result, the future for the U.K. economy, and the rest of Europe, now looks highly uncertain. What’s more, any sense of real ‘certainty’ is unlikely to return soon.

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