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UK puts foreign investment under microscope to prevent tech leaks

Cooling attitudes on China inspire tougher restrictions on acquisitions

A Chinese flag hangs in London. The U.K. has tightened its reviews of acquisitions by foreign investors.   © Reuters

LONDON -- The U.K. has increased oversight over inbound foreign acquisitions in the country's first major update to its screening process in two decades, responding to concerns that sensitive technologies could leak to China and other countries.

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