Covid-19

Deal focus: does ZF Friedrichshafen investment show Wuhan’s reputation has recovered from Covid damage?

Each week, Investment Monitor’s editors select a deal that illustrates the themes driving change in our sector. The deal may…

Despite the uncertainty, digitalisation must be priority for UK businesses

Although a new prime minister has now been selected in the UK, this will bring little stability or reassurance to…

FDI in chemicals in 2021: the state of play

The Covid-19 pandemic caused overall greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) project numbers to decline by 17.5% in 2020. However, as the world…

How mRNA vaccines are democratising the development of healthcare

Few people had heard of mRNA technology before the Covid-19 crisis. In a spectacular feat of global cooperation and scientific…

What has caused the decline of British farming?

Clive Bailye, a second-generation farmer based near Lichfield, Staffordshire, grew up watching his dad run his small dairy farm, “working…

FDI drivers in 2022: Inflation

In June 2022, both the UK’s and the US’s Consumer Prices Index (CPI) reached a 40-year high, rising by 9.4%…

China’s manufacturing sector moves back to growth

Following its stringent zero-Covid strategy and a general trend in global manufacturing to diversify supply chains, China suffered three months…

Weekly data: Zero-Covid policy pushes China to the brink of recession

As shortages of labour and energy push up prices in the US and Europe, China is battling a very different…

Climate change and extreme weather events hang heavy over global breadbasket countries

The compounded effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic have brought to light the vulnerabilities of…

FDI drivers in 2022: Conflict

As well as echoing eerie memories of the Cold War, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has heightened concerns among investors about…