All articles by Glenn Barklie

Glenn Barklie is chief economist at Investment Monitor and head of FDI services at Global Data Media. He was previously with Financial Times, where he was the head of benchmarking services for fDi Intelligence. With almost 15 years’ experience in FDI and economic development, he has worked with many government agencies and corporates, specialising in location benchmarking, rankings and investment trends as well as managing FDI databases.

Glenn Barklie

Global FDI Annual Report 2022: Volatility set to continue

Global greenfield FDI levels returned to pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels, with the number of projects growing by 18% in 2021, according to Investment Monitor’s Global FDI Annual Report 2022.

Where should Rivian establish its European electric vehicle factory?

US company Rivian plans to open a new electric vehicle factory in Europe. Research by Investment Monitor shows that Germany is a front runner for the site.

The impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on trade

In 2020, Ukraine imported $54bn worth of goods and exported $49bn. The Russian invasion will not only affect Ukraine’s trade flows but also global flows as sanctions are placed on Russia.