Globalisation may have played a pivotal role in bringing the world several effective Covid-19 vaccines, but a lopsided distribution will only prove its critics right.
The UK is turning a blind eye to Nexperia's acquisition of Newport Wafer Fab despite recent pledges and legislation to scrutinise Chinese investment in sensitive sectors.
One of the key factors holding Africa back from realising its economic promise is the lack of freedom of movement on the continent, but bureaucracy and prejudice are problematic hurdles.
Countries run by dictators still attract foreign direct investment, especially if the leader has a background or education in business.
Quite how the UK's National Security and Investment Act 2021 will impact investment levels remains to be seen, but lessons can be learned from looking at its Australian equivalent.
The UK's FDI playing field is uneven, and this is preventing the country from levelling up and competing on the world stage, writes Neil Rami of the West Midlands Growth Company.
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 punish Australia for its tough-line against Beijing, with FDI flows plummeting. This move provides an ominous warning to other countries.
If Scotland backs the SNP in a big way in the May elections, a second independence referendum will move much closer. Hopefully both sides will listen to and respect each other this time around.
Harsher FDI screening regimes have been an emerging trend in recent years, and were accelerated by the Covid-19 outbreak, but will these rules last beyond the pandemic?