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International dealmaking at a record high hitting $2.5 tln

Dealmaking globally in the six months of this year surged to $2.5 tln, being the top reading ever for such period, which highlights the rapid rate of mergers and acquisition regardless of unfolding tensions between countries.

World’s dealings rose 65% from a year back thanks to multiple deals by giants of the US media industry. It is also the largest lift since the start of collecting data on mergers and acquisitions by Thomson Reuters in 1980.

These record figures are at odds with the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, as well as with re-emerging uncertainty linked to Italy and Spain, which have pressured markets.

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