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Foreign Language Skills Deemed a Necessity in UK Business Firms

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has announced nearly two thirds of 300 recently surveyed UK businesses prefer staff with foreign language skills.

The statement comes ahead of the CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey for 2014, due to be published in July.

According to the report, European languages such as French, German and Spanish are highly sought after, but Arabic and Mandarin are of growing importance.

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