All articles by Jon Whiteaker

Jon Whiteaker

Jon Whiteaker is a senior editor at Investment Monitor focusing on FDI in the energy sector. He is also Middle East and Africa editor. He joined from Euromoney Institutional Investor. He has been a business and finance journalist for more than a decade, five of which he spent as the editor of IJGlobal – a leading news and data title covering energy and infrastructure finance. Jon has reported on transactions and investment trends across all continents and is an experienced leader and participant in industry events.

Britishvolt collapse shows structural weakness of UK automotive industry

Some are calling for greater state support for the UK automotive industry, but the failure of Britishvolt was probably unavoidable.

Opinion: The UK is better off for Boris Johnson’s departure

The legacy of Boris Johnson as prime minister is leaving the UK economy dented and its international reputation tarred.

Opinion: The UK automotive industry needs more state intervention if it is to compete with the EU on EVs

The UK government needs a more interventionist strategy if it is going to preserve its automotive industry in the electric vehicle age.

What is a gigafactory and where are they being built?

Gigafactories are an increasingly important driver of FDI, but attracting this investment requires a varied mix of incentives.