All articles by Glenn Barklie

Glenn Barklie is chief economist at Investment Monitor and head of FDI services at Global Data Media. He was previously with Financial Times, where he was the head of benchmarking services for fDi Intelligence. With almost 15 years’ experience in FDI and economic development, he has worked with many government agencies and corporates, specialising in location benchmarking, rankings and investment trends as well as managing FDI databases.

Glenn Barklie

Why low unemployment rates are a bad thing

Low unemployment rates are generally associated with favourable economic conditions. However, there are instances when they are bad for the economy.

Does a larger foreign-born population affect inward investment?

There is a positive relationship between a larger foreign-born population and increased levels of inward investment.

Is the World Cup bringing foreign investment to Qatar?

The World Cup has given Qatar the platform to reach the global community, but is foreign investment flowing to the country?

How does inflation impact wage levels?

With global inflation set to reach 8.8% in 2022, companies are under pressure to raise employee wages as workers see living standards fall.

Which countries have the highest level of inflation?

Global inflation is expected to reach 8.8% in 2022. However, some countries are being much more harshly impacted than others.

Just how bad is the outlook for the UK economy?

The UK economy is struggling to cope with rising inflation and the government’s mini-budget has done little to settle investor sentiment.

Why is the British pound in freefall?

Ever since the UK’s mini-budget in September, the British pound has been in freefall, but why is it declining, and is there hope of a turnaround?

FDI in financial services in 2021: The state of play

FDI in financial services recovered in 2021 but did not return to pre-Covid levels. Which companies are dominating the scene?

FDI in logistics in 2021: The state of play

FDI in logistics experienced a decline in 2021 after a steep rise the previous year, but which countries and regions were the ones receiving FDI?

FDI in chemicals in 2021: the state of play

Chemicals FDI fell by 2.2% in 2021, as the sector continues to experience a slow recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.