While corporate capital spending rose 21% Y/Y in the first half, economic uncertainty is leading...

|By:, SA News Editor

While corporate capital spending rose 21% Y/Y in the first half, economic uncertainty is leading companies to curtail future investment plans. Moreover, much of the spending that is occurring is taking place outside of the U.S., due to lower labor costs and emerging markets growth. Meanwhile, 1H spending on stock buybacks and acquisitions rose 60%.