All articles by Sebastian Shehadi

Sebastian Shehadi is political editor at Investment Monitor and a contributing writer for the New Statesman. He joined from the Financial Times, where he was an editor at fDi Magazine (undertaking dozens of high-profile interviews with the likes of Ban Ki-moon and Portuguese PM Antonio Costa). Sebastian's special interest include geopolitics, corrosive capital and emerging markets, and he has written for the FT, BBC, Sifted and Middle East Eye. Prior to his journalism career, he served as a political risk analyst at Citibank.

Sebastian Shehadi

‘Let’s be more practical about immigration, levelling up and green growth’: In conversation with the CBI’s Tony Danker

The CBI’s head, Tony Danker, spoke with Investment Monitor about the UK’s green agenda, levelling up and the Labour Party’s prospects.

What would a DeSantis presidency mean for the US and global economy?

Seen by many as the natural heir to Donald Trump, would a Ron DeSantis presidency in the US see fresh attacks on globalisation?

TS Lombard: What to expect from the Chinese economy in 2023 (and beyond)

China will begin its much-needed economic reopening this year, but this will not stop fundamental geopolitical and geoeconomic shifts affecting the country.

These are the most (and least) male-dominated industries in the US

A report from Lensa shows which industries in the US are the most male-dominated, with construction coming out on top.

European Business Association: ‘Business in Ukraine is back – we can help you trade or invest’

Ukraine’s largest business community, the EBA, has set up a new initiative to help streamline, promote and rekindle international economic interaction in the country.

Lebanon is now the most remittance-dependent country in the world

Money sent to Lebanon from abroad accounted for 53.8% of the country’s GDP in 2021, finds a new study by Mercy Corps.

CBI urges government to continue energy cost support to protect UK economy from recession

UK companies expect their energy costs to more than double once the current aid scheme ends in March. CBI is pushing for support to continue.

IDEA study: Half of democratic governments worldwide are in decline

A new report has found that the global development of democracy has reached new lows.

A map of Ukraine’s power stations and energy grid

Russia has stepped up its bombardment of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. Here is a detailed and interactive map of the country’s power stations.

‘Emerging markets and the planet need more women investors now’: In conversation with Alix Lebec, founder and CEO of Lebec Consulting

Alix Lebec, founder and CEO of Lebec Consulting, tells Sebastian Shehadi why global capital markets need more women in leadership to radically increase investment in the environment and women-led businesses.