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Lara Williams

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Senior reporter

Lara Williams is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor specialising in FDI in the tech and bio-pharma sectors. An experienced writer, Lara previously worked as deputy editor of the Financial Times’s fDi Magazine. Lara has a background in technology journalism writing for the UK’s Computing magazine and has spent much of the past decade living in Silicon Valley.

Articles by Lara Williams
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What will Tesla do next?

Tesla is riding high on the tailwinds of a soaring stock price and a company valuation of more than $800bn, but has some way to go in expanding its global footprint to match its financial stature.

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Virti: The investment journey of a start-up

Digital training start-up Virti has gone from an idea to a highly successful reality in the space of three years. Investment Monitor tracks this journey and looks at the role investment has played.

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Cardiff plays clever to attract FDI

The Welsh capital city of Cardiff is a popular location for back office operations, with foreign investors attracted by its young, educated workforce and high quality of life.

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The state of play: FDI in Haiti

Haiti has suffered from political and civil unrest in recent years, as well as natural disasters. This has taken a toll on FDI levels too, which will be further dented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Bristol invests in a more inclusive future

As one of the UK's core cities, Bristol has enjoyed much prosperity over the past two centuries, but the Covid-19 pandemic has instigated changes that it is hoped will lead to any future success being more inclusive and sustainable.

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The state of play: FDI in Ontario

Ontario is a huge player in the automotive industry and derives much of its FDI from car manufacturers. It has also pulled off some big deals in industrial engineering.

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What will Amazon do next?

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted how Amazon has become part of the fabric of modern commerce – and is likely to become increasingly so post-pandemic. However, challenges lie ahead as well as new areas for business expansion.

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The state of play: FDI in Quebec

Quebec is Canada's second-largest province by population, and a major business hub in the country. It has displayed impressive FDI credentials in recent years, encouraging the likes of Ericsson to invest there.

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