All articles by Richard Gardham

Richard Gardham


Richard Gardham is the managing editor of Investment Monitor, overseeing editorial output for the site. He joined from the Financial Times where he was production manager across a number of titles, including The Banker and fDi Magazine. Richard has worked in magazine production for 25 years, with a career spanning numerous national newspapers and business-to-business publications.

Deal focus: will Turkey tempt Tesla?

A rejuvenated President Erdoğan has told Elon Musk that he wants a Tesla factory in Turkey. The problem is, he is part of a very long queue.

UNCTAD World Investment Forum to mobilise investments for climate, energy, health and food

More than 7,000 stakeholders from 160 countries will convene in Abu Dhabi on 16–20 October at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum to look at ways to revitalise global investment flows across critical sectors.

Press Glass announces $155 expansion in Virginia

Press Glass, a Polish company, will create 335 jobs in Henry County, Virginia, in an expansion that will cover 33,500m².

Turkey announces four major FDI projects

Big FDI deals from BASF, Seawind Catamarans, WEG and Böllhoff suggest that President Erdoğan’s more outward-looking policies are paying off for Turkey.

Verdion starts work on €100m Berlin industrial and logistics park

UK real-estate developer Verdion says it will open an industrial and logistics park on the outskirts of Berlin.

Plastic Omnium announces $170m hydrogen storage plant in Michigan

France’s Plastic Omnium will open a hydrogen storage manufacturing plant in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan, worth $171.2m.

Grupo Modelo to create more than 1,000 jobs with $300m Guanajuato plant

Grupo Modelo and Millfoods will spend $300m on a corn processor facility in Guanajuato, a city in central Mexico.

UPS to open Chennai technology centre, creating 1,000 jobs

UPS, a US-based logistics company, will invest up to $20m in a technology centre in Chennai, India, creating 1,000 jobs.

Siemens to open utility-scale inverter factory in Wisconsin

The US state of Wisconsin has been handed a major boost by German MNC Siemens, which will open a 800MW-a-year factory in the city of Kenosha.

Newlight Technologies announces $1.1bn manufacturing facility in Canada

US carbon sequestration company Newlight Technologies will create 80 jobs through its $1.1bn investment in Manitoba, Canada.