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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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What the Brexit deal means for manufacturing

The widespread opinion among manufacturers was that any deal would be better than a no-deal Brexit. However, now that the trade deal has been secured, the negotiations are far from over.

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Aberdeen: A city in transition

Aberdeen has enjoyed years of prosperity thanks to its oil and gas industry, but this is now under threat due to environmental issues. Can the Granite City go green?

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The state of play: FDI in Singapore

Singapore broke records for its FDI inflows in 2019. However, as Covid-19 threatens this progress, will a call for more innovation bolstered with investment incentives be enough for the city-state to stay on top?

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Glasgow’s resurgence remains on track

Glasgow's post-war decline seems to have been stalled since the turn of the millennium, with the Scottish city emerging as a force in advanced manufacturing, technology and culture.

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Dundee continues on its quest for discovery

Dundee's industrial history is based around it excelling in the production of jute, jam and journalism. However, the city's thirst for discovery has seen it become an investment draw in fields as diverse as hydrogen and video games.

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The state of play: FDI in Uzbekistan

Since the death of dictator Islom Karimov in 2016, Uzbekistan has undergone a series of reforms to open up its economy to FDI, with impressive results. However, concerns about corruption still dog the country.

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The state of play: FDI in Slovakia

FDI flows into Slovakia had been impressive until the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Now, with its well-regarded manufacturing base affected by lockdowns, the country's future looks more uncertain.

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