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UK's small and mid-cap shares stand to lose in Brexit

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Investors have punished the FTSE 250 Index more than the FTSE 100 Index this year on concerns about growth prospects for smaller companies if Britain decides to exit the EU.

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THE risk of Britain's isolation from the European Union (EU) is threatening what has been a winning trade for the country's stocks since the financial crisis: buy small.

Buoyed by their limited exposure to slowing emerging-market growth, a rout in commodities and a banking