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Ruth Strachan

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Senior reporter

Ruth Strachan is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor after joining New Statesman Media Group from the Financial Times. Ruth previously worked as a content editor at FT Live. In this role she wrote content for various global events across a number of topics including FDI, technology, C-Suite roles and compliance. Before this, she was a journalist at DC Thomson. Returning to her journalistic roots, Ruth's focus at Investment Monitor includes manufacturing, mining and commodities.

Articles by Ruth Strachan
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The state of play: FDI in Poland

Poland has for years been the key FDI hub within Eastern Europe, with its tech sector performing particularly impressively, but the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening this progress.

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The state of play: FDI in Japan

Japan is a global economic powerhouse, and a major source country of FDI, but it tends to punch below its weight when it comes to attracting foreign investment.

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Investment incentives explained

The use of incentives to attract foreign investment is widespread, although there are myriad options available to the destination location. Investment Monitor explores the most popular and effective of them.

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The state of play: FDI in Australia

Australia’s FDI performance had already been slowing in 2019, and the country now has the impact of Covid-19 to deal with. This is particularly notable in key sectors such as mining and manufacturing, which are facing supply chain issues.

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FDI into UK rises but M&A sees drop

Foreign direct investment into the UK over the 2019/2020 financial year constitutes a glimmer of good news for an economy faced with the twin headwinds of a final exit from the EU and the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A science lesson in secure investing

Before the onset of Covid-19 the life sciences sector was experiencing high levels of investment and rapid innovation. Months into the pandemic, the sector remains secure, but for how long will this last?

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