All articles by Viola Caon

Viola Caon is a senior editor at Investment Monitor, focusing on infrastructure, logistics and the Americas market. She joined from Euromoney’s IJGlobal, where she covered private investment in energy and infrastructure for the past four years after covering the asset management sector more broadly. Viola has extensive knowledge of the institutional investment world and has focused on fund investments both in infrastructure and across other asset classes at a global level since the beginning of her career in 2012.

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FDI in automotives in 2021: The state of play

FDI in the automotive sector grew in 2021, but has not recovered to pre-Covid levels. Which companies are dominating the scene?

Can Russia pivot its energy market away from Europe and towards Asia?

Russia is trying to pivot its energy market towards Asia as Europe weans itself from the country’s fossil fuels. But how manageable is that?

FDI drivers in 2022: ESG

The global race to net zero has turned ESG into one of the most important drivers of FDI in the post-Covid world.

EXIM’s mandate to operate domestically could spur rise in infrastructure FDI in US

Hopes are high that the US Export-Import Bank’s mandate to operate domestically could favour FDI in local manufacturing and infrastructure.

What does rising inflation mean for FDI?

Inflation is rising across the globe in 2022, but what does this mean for multinational companies and FDI levels?

Why adaptability cannot be ignored in sustainable infrastructure investing

Adaptability is the latest concept that Covid-19 and climate change are pushing to the top of infrastructure investors’ agendas, but what does it imply?

FDI drivers in 2022: Inflation

While inflation is a rising concern for multinational companies, its direct impact on FDI is stronger if it is not taken back under control.

Belgium to introduce FDI screening mechanism

The government of Belgium has approved the country’s first FDI screening mechanism, following a wider global trend.

FDI drivers in 2022: Conflict

Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine have altered the way in which many companies view FDI drivers, with exposure to conflict now a key consideration.

The population panic: How do low birth rates affect FDI?

Low birth rates and a shrinking proportion of young people in the population are affecting many countries, but will it make them less FDI friendly?