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Foreign investors and buyers swooping on UK business assets

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As the Brexit-date approaches, the surrounding uncertainty has driven down the pound to its lowest level in over two years. It is down 8 per cent on the US dollar since early May, and 16 per cent down on its pre-Brexit vote level three years earlier. With a better than even chance of a no-deal Brexit eventuating, the currency is highly likely to devalue further over the coming months. As a result, buyers are prowling the market in record numbers casting their slide rules over UK assets. Th...

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