‘Lost decade’ of investment comes to an end as businesses ramp up spending

The Telegraph reports that business investment is picking up at last after “a lost decade” across the globe, raising hopes that the rise in economic growth could be sustained.

Capital expenditure by businesses worldwide is set to rise by 6pc this year, analysts at Standard and Poor’s believe, after falling by 7pc in 2016 and 10pc in 2015.  More…