China has been funding dirty energy worldwide for more than a decade. Finally, a countervailing force is taking shape from the EU, US and others.
India's FDI levels have held up well since the Covid-19 pandemic started, but the country's current health crisis is creating uncertainty for investors.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for more regionalised, tech-driven manufacturing that is closer to consumers. For less-developed nations, this spells disaster.
Wuhan’s lockdown was brutal in the extreme but effective, allowing the city to reopen relatively quickly. Companies in the West may look upon it with envy, but would citizens?
The world has responded slowly to China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang, but at least they are receiving attention, unlike similar issues in less high-profile countries.
Australia’s fear of China and its investors, justified or not, has gone some way to influencing US (and global) policy. Beijing has responded with wrath.
China continues to drive the creation of fossil fuel energy generation worldwide, especially in developing countries.
China continues to punish Australia for its tough-line against Beijing, with FDI flows plummeting. This move provides an ominous warning to other countries.
Saudi Arabia’s ambitious, but patchy, departure from oil dependence will simultaneously weaken and diversify its geopolitical toolkit.
Global inequalities are on full display in Investment Monitor’s map of where Covid-19 vaccines are made, but why is production so non-existent in Africa and other developing regions?
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