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€220m outlay for CRH

BUILDING materials giant CRH spent €220m in the second half of 2013 on acquisitions and investments, bringing its full-year tally to €700m.

It said its acquisitions in the last six months included assets in France, Colorado, Texas and Mississippi.

Its associate business in China, Yatai Group Building Materials also completed the €46m acquisition of Zhongbei Cement.