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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.

Ukraine and Russia’s brain drain continues as record numbers of academics flee conflict

The UK’s Council for At-Risk Academics is reporting large numbers of refugees coming from Ukraine and Russia to take up placements in British universities.

India is top global destination for foreign investment in data centres

India has become the leading hot spot for foreign investment in data centres, followed by Germany and South Africa.

“Reckless and irresponsible”: critics speak out against the UK’s U-turn on net-zero targets 

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has rowed back on UK net-zero targets, incurring the wrath of industry, charities and academics.

G20 must tackle global poverty with financial inclusion and FDI: DeVere Group CEO

To improve financial inclusion, the G20 must do more to facilitate foreign investment and aid to the world’s most vulnerable economies, according to the head of one of the world’s largest asset management companies.

What are the best locations in the UK for data centres?

London dominates the scene in the UK when it comes to investment in data centres, but which other regions prove popular?

The political fallout from Prigozhin’s ‘plane crash’ could hit oil prices very significantly

The alleged killing of Yevgeny Prigozhin is likely to weigh in on oil price volatility.

Lebanon and Belarus rank at bottom of Global Energy Vulnerability Index

Lebanon and Belarus have the world’s most vulnerable energy sectors, according to a new ranking.

UK’s semiconductor and data centre industries set for rapid growth as copper and steel prices moderate

New report forecasts rapid growth for UK semiconductor, data centres, life sciences and renewable energy sectors, as commodities moderate.

‘Migrant-led start-ups do better’: interview with the founder of One Way Ventures

Semyon Dukach, managing director of US-based One Way Ventures, explains why funding migrant-led start-ups makes financial sense.

Ford’s $1.2bn EV plant in Quebec will create 345 jobs

Ford and its South Korean partners have announced a $1.2bn manufacturing plant for electric vehicle battery material in Quebec.