How Brexit has slammed investment
Brexit uncertainty means foreign investment rise in EU27 markets and falling away in the UK countries in the three years since the EU referendum, according to cross-border investment firm fDi Markets.
Total capital invested in the EU27 has risen 43% in the 36 months to end-first quarter 2019, compared with the preceding three years, while the UK has suffered a 30% decline in investment.
The biggest increase in the EU27 came from European firms spending outside their national borders, including UK companies investing in another EU market.
Christine McMillan from fDi Markets says it is “clear that neighbouring countries are beginning to reap the benefits of the uncertainty being caused by Brexit”.