All articles by Ben van der Merwe

Ben van der Merwe is a data journalist at GlobalData Media, specialising in FDI. He joined from the Reach Data Unit, where he was a fellow of the Google News Initiative. His investigative journalism has previously appeared in the Observer, VICE,Private Eye and New Statesman.

Ben van der Merwe

Weekly data: The Ukraine war is forcing governments to rethink post-Covid austerity

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seen increases in defence spending in much of the world, meaning austerity measures are back on the cards.