All articles by Marina Leiva

Marina Leiva is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor, where she specialises in the agribusiness sector. Previously, she reported on institutional investments in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal for MandateWire at the Financial Times. She started her career in Spain, covering international affairs for

Marina Leiva

Which countries are most exposed to interruption in Ukraine food exports?

Vulnerable countries such as war-torn Yemen look set to suffer the most from Ukrainian food exports halting in the aftermath of the Russian invasion.

What impact will the Ukraine invasion have on wheat prices?

Home to 25% of the world’s most fertile soils, Ukraine produces wheat that feeds many vulnerable countries, meaning the war will affect food prices worldwide.

The GCC emerges as a food security force

Countries within the Gulf Cooperation Council are using agricultural technology to increase the share of food produced within their borders and minimise imports.

Unctad report paints a bleak picture for global FDI

Global FDI flows are expected to continue to fall until 2022, according to Unctad’s World Investment Report 2020, with new challenges arising alongside those posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Free zones: The breeding ground for economic recuperation?

Free zones could spearhead the move to restore economic activity in their host countries in the wake of Covid-19 based on diversification, and demand and investments from abroad.

Pharma tackles the patent cliff

Prompted by expiring patents and a shrinking product pipeline, pharmaceutical companies underwent mergers and acquisitions to make up for the drop in revenues in 2012. Adefemi Adenuga, industry dynamics analyst, GlobalData, examines the major deals of the year.