All articles by Alex Blair

Alex Blair

Alex Blair is a UK-based reporter for GlobalData Media. He writes on topics including conflict, geopolitics, defence and sport.

Is Mexico’s 55% energy market nationalisation an anti-business move?

AMLO’s $6bn purchase of Iberdrola power plants has sparked questions around Mexico’s competitive and environmental credentials.

McDonald’s revenue miss lays bare impact of Middle East conflict

Declining sales in the Middle East and international boycott campaigns contributed to McDonald’s mixed quarterly sales.

Carmakers face fresh allegations of Uyghur forced labour in China

Human Rights Watch has accused Volkswagen, Tesla, BYD, Toyota and General Motors of forced labour in their aluminium supply chains.

BRICS Bank will complement, not challenge, IMF and World Bank – expert

Officials from BRICS and the New Development Bank will soon participate at G20 and IMF meetings, a BRICS expert claims.

Samsung poses threat to Taiwan’s ‘silicon shield’

Taiwan is in danger of losing a diplomatic bargaining chip against Chinese hostility if Samsung passes state semiconductor manufacturer TSMC.

Critical Mineral Geopolitics: Latin America’s untapped potential  

Latin America holds half the world’s lithium. How will increasing government control, foreign exploitation and a proposed Argentina-Chile-Bolivia alliance affect production?

Corporate profits responsible for almost half of Europe’s inflation: IMF report

The International Monetary Fund has pointed to the profits of large corporations as a key driver of inflation in Europe.

Brazil leads the charge for greater South American integration and dedollarisation

Brazil is leading calls for a revival of South America’s Unasur union, but will this mean better integration in the region, or a wider move away from the US and towards self-sufficiency?

The FDI landscape in Nigeria in 2023

Instability and corruption are holding back Nigeria, but the country still puts forward a compelling FDI case.