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.

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Top five FDI projects in 2022 for job creation

India was the dominant destination market when it came to job creation in FDI projects in 2022, benefitting from China’s troubles.

The top five FDI deals in 2022

Semiconductor investments dominated the largest FDI deals in 2022 as Intel, SK, TSMC and Vedanta all announced overseas mega-projects.

FDI forecasts and trends to watch in 2023

Greenfield FDI is expected to decline in 2023 after growing yet again in 2022. The economic turmoil of 2022 will finally begin to impact FDI levels, especially in H1 2023, but can countries recover quickly?

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?