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By Pan Pylas 

Global executives cooling on deals amid trade uncertainty


October 7, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Executives around the world are cooling to the idea of mergers and acquisitions in the face of rising trade tensions, notably between the U.S. and China, a leading adviser on international corporate deals said Monday.

In its half-yearly assessment of corporate mergers and acquisitions, or M&A, EY found that only 46 percent of executives are planning a takeover in the next 12 months. That's down 10 percentage points from a year ago and marks the lowest level in four years.

"Geopolitical, trade and tariff uncertainties have finally caused some dealmakers to hit the pause butto...

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