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He said despite being ultimately owned by pension fund members, who have a long-term investment horizon, companies feel under constant and immediate pressure to perform.

1/ What is the meaning of horizon in this context?

2/ Is feel under constant an expression? If yes, what does it mean?

If not, what is the nature of under? (adverb or sth else?)

If not, what is the meaning of under?

It is sure that constant is an adjective. So, what does it mean here?

3/ What is the meaning of perform here?

4/ Does immediate here mean instant or existing now and needing urgent attetion ?

5/ Does pressure here mean urgency (as in he works well under pressure) or harassment (as in the pressures of daily life)?

Quoc
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horizon=perspective

feel=sense

pressure: imagine that something is pressing above your head; then you would feel pressure, similar, perhaps, to the stress you encounter at work

then you would be under/underneath that pressure

constant: acting all the time, permanent
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Tung QuocHe said despite being ultimately owned by pension fund members, who have a long-term investment horizon, companies feel under constant and immediate pressure to perform.

1/ What is the meaning of horizon in this context?

2/ Is feel under constant an expression? If yes, what does it mean?

If not, what is the nature of under? (adverb or sth else?)

If not, what is the meaning of under?

It is sure that constant is an adjective. So, what does it mean here?

3/ What is the meaning of perform here?

4/ Does immediate here mean instant or existing now and needing urgent attetion ?

5/ Does pressure here mean urgency (as in he works well under pressure) or harassment (as in the pressures of daily life)?

Quoc

When you are on a ship. "horizon" is the distant line where the ocean meets the sky. When we use horizon in this context, it means the “what is ahead” or “future perspective”.

Feeling the pressure (=sensing the negative emotions/ response) from the shareholders, the of the company resigned as the company’s earning dropped 30 % from a year ago.

Thanks

Quoc