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

The US debt ceiling crisis: the ultimate gift for China?

The US failing to raise the debt ceiling and defaulting on its financial obligations would play directly into China’s hands, experts warn.

London leads UK cities in social media and online news ranking

London dominates all UK cities, according to a recent social media and online news ranking compiled by ING Media.

Danish companies sign MOU on nuclear deal with Indonesia

Danish companies have reached a partnership agreement with the Indonesian private sector to build a $4bn ammonia production plant that will save 1.7 million tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

Ireland ranked as best country in which to start a business in 2023

Insurance provider William Russell’s report on the best country to start a business in makes good reading for Ireland.

UK cities call for more devolved powers to help reach net-zero targets

Key Cities report shows that local authorities in the UK are driving the push to net zero, despite a disconnect with national policy.

Germany’s ZF Group announces $43.2m investment in advanced manufacturing in Mexico

German technology company ZF Group will expand its advanced manufacturing capacity in Toluca, central Mexico.

How businesses (and investors) can survive a recession

The keys to understanding and surviving an impending recession lie in the past, according to Simon Calton, CEO of the Carlton James Group.

Turkish lira could collapse if Erdoğan wins run-off election

The Turkish lira is at risk of collapsing if the incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wins Turkey’s second round of presidential elections, analysts warn.

The UK’s most exciting ‘northern’ tech companies in 2023

The UK’s tech sector is paving the way as Europe’s leading ecosystem. Here are some of the country’s most exciting up-and-coming companies.

The legal UK cannabis industry could create 100,000 new jobs

A recent debate in Westminster has spelt out the economic contribution of the UK medical cannabis industry.