The UAE and Saudi Arabia are positioning state-backed companies to be global leaders in the energy transition away from hydrocarbons.
Saudi Arabia’s ambitious, but patchy, departure from oil dependence will simultaneously weaken and diversify its geopolitical toolkit.
Striving for gender and race diversity is always a good end unto itself, but in the venture capital industry homogeneity may actually be hurting returns.
While women workers have been hit disproportionately hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, the move to working from home has the potential to empower the female workforce given the extra flexibility it offers.
The top financial services multinationals have a 50-50 split for domestic and overseas subsidiaries, though the big US players buck this trend with a strong domestic concentration.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought into focus the need for more regionalised manufacturing that is closer to consumers. Will this bring factory jobs back to the US?
While they may not be each other’s preferred subsidiary destination, a larger share of US-based multinationals operate subsidiaries in China than Chinese MNCs have in the US.
As Covid-19 has hit the tourism industry hard, Caribbean countries are diversifying into agribusiness, renewables, BPO and more sustainable ways of travelling.
Investment Monitor’s Mining Vulnerability Index shows that Mongolia is the country most at risk in a mining downturn, followed by Zambia and Australia.
Diversification, profit, societal value and sustainable development are but a few of the very good reasons for investors to prioritise social infrastructure in a post-Covid world, writes Investment Monitor's Sofia Karadima.
The top ten companies in the Forbes Global 2000 list had combined revenues of approximately $1.5trn in 2019. Investment Monitor assesses the changes by geography and business segment.