CES 2021 - Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 7+ 2-in-1 PC and the deployment of its 85 ″ Surface Hub 2S

Microsoft is unveiling the Surface Pro 7+, a 2-in-1 laptop PC for business and education, which benefits from some improvements over version 7. The Surface Hub 2S digital board will ship in February. Rumors are rife that a Surface Pro 8 will be released soon. To be patient and to satisfy professionals, Microsoft unveils its Surface Pro 7+, a revised version of the Surface Pro 7 promised as more efficient.    Among the major evolutions of this new model, we note first of all the passage of the Intel Core processors from the 10th to the 11th generation. Storage will still be capped at 1TB, but a maximum of 32GB of RAM can now be installed, down from just 16GB previously. The SSD will also be removable and a Full HD webcam integrated into the Surface.  4G is now supported with a SIM card slot and eSIM support. Plus, battery life gets a big boost, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm - on paper anyway - with a fast charge to 80% in an hour. The Surface 7 Pro +

Mutual funds will have more margins to finance redemptions | Canada

Securities regulators across Canada are providing mutual funds with temporary temporary flexibility to borrow money in response to recent market volatility in the midst of the COVID − 19 pandemic. The exemption will be available to all mutual funds in Canada that invest part of their assets in bonds or other fixed income securities, including equity funds that hold them.
Mutual funds will have more margins to finance redemptions | Canada

According to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), this additional cash will help mutual funds respond to requests for redemption from investors. The borrowing limit will be raised to 10% of the net asset value of a fund at the time of borrowing, compared to a current ceiling of 5%. This exemption, which takes effect immediately, will continue until July 31.

The CSA has said it will "closely" monitor developments and decide whether further exemptions, or extensions, are necessary. Funds that contract additional loans under the exemption will be subject to conditions, including strict controls and disclosure to investors on the use of these loans. "Investment fund managers are currently struggling with liquidity issues in the fixed income markets," said the CSA President and Chief Executive Officer of the AMF. Quebec financial markets, Louis Morisset.

"The exemption increases their flexibility to manage their portfolios in the best interests of all investors, while continuing to meet their liquidity expectations."

The CSA is a national organization representing Canada's provincial and territorial securities commissions.