All articles by Jon Whiteaker

Jon Whiteaker is a senior editor at Investment Monitor focusing on FDI in the energy sector. He is also Middle East and Africa editor. He joined from Euromoney Institutional Investor. He has been a business and finance journalist for more than a decade, five of which he spent as the editor of IJGlobal – a leading news and data title covering energy and infrastructure finance. Jon has reported on transactions and investment trends across all continents and is an experienced leader and participant in industry events.

Jon Whiteaker

Britishvolt collapse shows structural weakness of UK automotive industry

Some are calling for greater state support for the UK automotive industry, but the failure of Britishvolt was probably unavoidable.

In conversation with: Salmaan Jaffery, DIFC chief business development officer

Salmaan Jaffery of the DIFC discusses Dubai’s global ambitions, fintech regulation and the work the UAE is doing to prepare for COP28.

Abu Dhabi backs tech in aim to become global business hub

Abu Dhabi Finance Week showcased the ambitions of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates to become a global business hub.

UAE out to prove doubters wrong on sustainability

The United Arab Emirates will host COP28 in late 2023, giving the country the opportunity to show that it means business on sustainability.

‘ESG-washing’ is damaging Nasdaq 100 companies

ESG-washing is damaging the reputations of many of the largest listed companies in the US and may be denting their sales.

Will China’s decline boost FDI in other Asian countries?

If the Chinese economy goes through a prolonged slump, India, Indonesia and Vietnam could all experience a surge in FDI.

NHS privatisation: Who is to blame and to what extent has the private sector taken over?

So much about the NHS in the UK remains opaque and difficult to pin down, and the scale of privatisation in the service is no exception.

Why has Canada banned Chinese mining investments?

Canada is the latest country to erect barriers to Chinese inbound investment as it seeks to challenge China’s dominance of rare earth metals.

Finland tops the list of countries to relocate to

Finland ranks as the most attractive country to relocate to in a William Russell survey, while some countries with the greatest reliance on expats rank lowly.

The Ogden Discount Rate: How Liz Truss first spooked the markets

Five years before being ousted as prime minister, Liz Truss took a decision over the Ogden Discount Rate that shook the markets and still reverberates to this day.