All articles by Ruth Strachan

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.

Ruth Strachan

FDI in metals and minerals in 2021: The state of play

Metals and minerals FDI project numbers increased by more than one-third in 2021, showing a rebound to pre-pandemic levels.

FDI in metals and minerals: The state of play

FDI in metals and minerals saw a decrease in projects in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic hit, but which countries and regions were still receiving foreign investment?

India’s golden opportunity?

India is the world’s second-largest consumer of gold, so why can’t the country cash in on its own vast resources?

Will Russia’s invasion of Ukraine see relations thawing between Venezuela and the US?

Venezuela has vast oil reserves. The US needs new oil sources after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Will this affect relations between the two?

The state of play: FDI in Australia

Australia’s FDI performance had already been slowing in 2019, and the country now has the impact of Covid-19 to deal with. This is particularly notable in key sectors such as mining and manufacturing, which are facing supply chain issues. Ruth Strachan reports.

Transition economies set to lose momentum as recession looms

The lockdowns caused by Covid-19 and the global recession likely to follow mean that FDI into and out of transition economies will be severely impacted, according to an Unctad report. By Ruth Strachan

FDI into UK rises but M&A sees drop

Foreign direct investment into the UK over the 2019/2020 financial year constitutes a glimmer of good news for an economy faced with the twin headwinds of a final exit from the EU and the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A science lesson in secure investing

Before the onset of Covid-19 the life sciences sector was experiencing high levels of investment and rapid innovation. Months into the pandemic, the sector remains secure, but for how long will this last?

Where now for British manufacturing?

The health of the UK’s manufacturing industry was a key topic in the run-up to the country’s Brexit vote. Ruth Strachan looks at how various sectors are coping with the twin threats of a final departure from the EU and the Covid-19 pandemic.