Acquisitions of foreign firms decrease

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.

By Ben Willmott

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