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Global arms sales ‘rose as recession hit’ | The Guardian

Sales by the world’s biggest arms companies increased significantly at a time of global economic recession, figures released today show.

The top 100 arms-producing companies increased their sales by $14.8bn (£9.1bn) to total more than $400bn in 2009, a rise of 8% in real terms, according to the latest report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri).

Read more here: Global arms sales ‘rose as recession hit’ | Business | The Guardian.

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