four years of growth, inward investment activity is now either falling or
static in every UK region.
survey by the Financial Times of regional investment agencies confirms
suggestions that investment activity has failed to recover from a decline that
started in the three months to December, when the US slowdown began.
downturn is potentially serious because inward investment has emerged as a
substantial generator of economic activity in the past two decades.
slowdown appears worse in London, the south-east, Scotland, the Midlands and
the northwest but has also hit Yorkshire, the north east and the east of