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Ruth Strachan

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Senior reporter

Ruth Strachan is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor, focusing on manufacturing, mining and commodities. She joined from the Financial Times, where she worked as a content editor in the events division 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.

Articles by Ruth Strachan
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Who killed US manufacturing?

The US once dominated the manufacturing world and the blame for its decline falls far and wide. Was it China? Mexico? Globalisation? Robots? Republicans? Democrats? Investment Monitor takes a deep dive.

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Can Scotland afford to go it alone?

With every passing election, Scotland seems to move closer to independence. Investment Monitor explores the obstacles the country would face should it leave the UK.

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Has the time come for Scottish independence?

The rise of the SNP in recent years and the UK's departure from the EU have led to cries for another Scottish independence referendum, but the key to knowing where Scotland is heading can only be found by understanding its past.

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Brexit continues its assault on UK manufacturing

January saw the biggest drop in manufacturing exports from the UK to the EU since 1997. With excessive paperwork plaguing the industry, could Covid-19 offer it some space to work through issues within the Brexit deal?

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