Argentina is in a bad way, economically and politically, all while it recovers from a particularly destructive Covid-19 pandemic. Foreign investors, it would seem, are not impressed.
Brazil's economy has floundered under the populist rule of Jair Bolsonaro, meaning investors are in wait-and-see mode on the country until the 2022 presidential election.
Liquified natural gas has the potential to transform the economies of Mozambique and Tanzania. However, security and corruption concerns could threaten these developments.
The battle is on for electric vehicle dominance in China, as international tech brands attempt to follow Tesla's lead, while domestic players are fighting back.
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.