by UK companies on acquisitions of foreign firms decreased from £8.8bn to
£6.8bn over the first two quarters this year, according to the latest figures
by the Office for National Statistics.
on acquisitions in this country by UK firms also dropped from £4.2bn in quarter
one to £3.8bn in quarter two.
spending by foreign firms on acquisitions in the UK increased over the same
period from £2.8bn to £4.6bn.