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The best way to rise from the pandemic's ashes

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Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Standard Investments
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Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Standard Investments

2020 was a year to forget for so many reasons, but it will also prove to be an important turning point and a welcome call to action for the investment industry.

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the UK and the world. We have lost family and friends (more than 2 million people have sadly died from the virus globally). To contain its spread, borders have been closed, social distancing rules have been implemented and our mobility restricted. Large parts of the economy have been shut down, growth has nosedived and unemployment has shot up. As the vaccine rollout continues and restrictions are gradually lifted, I am optimistic the UK and global economy will recover, aided significantly by ongoing fiscal stimulus. Of course, some of the b...

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