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UK’s planned loosening of draft FDI screening law won’t harm security, government says

By Simon Zekaria
  • 12 Apr 2021 09:28
  • 12 Apr 2021 09:28
Britain's national security won't be compromised by an amendment to proposed new investment-screening rules that would relax notification requirements on investors, the UK government insisted today.
The government's business department last week proposed amending the draft National Security and Investment Bill (see here) — currently being reviewed by lawmakers in the UK

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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