All articles by Alex Blair

Alex Blair is a UK-based reporter for GlobalData Media. He writes on topics including international relations, conflict, geopolitics, tech disruption and sportswashing.

Alex Blair

Turkey moves against Europe with trade corridor alternative to IPEC

President Erdogan says Ankara may “part ways with the EU” as G20-supported shipping and rail corridor proposes to bypass Turkey.

Signal: EU, USA, India, Saudi Arabia and UAE agree on rail and shipping corridor

Biden capitalises on Xi’s and Putin’s absence at G20 to counter influence against China’s Belt and Road project in the oil-rich region.

Signal: Indian Railways pledges $3.9bn as first female CEO takes charge

Jaya Varma Sinha’s appointment as Chairman and CEO has seen Indian Railway Finance Corporation share prices rise dramatically.

Signal: China-Europe rail freight traffic increases 27% in H1 2023

The Shenyang Puhe station’s opening in March has been a key driver of China-Europe rail activity.

Tweets of the week: public outcry as HS2 pronounced “unachievable”

The UK government’s infrastructure watchdog has cast further doubt over the controversial high-speed line.

Tweets of the week: UK ticket office saga reaches boiling point

Following protests from unions and disability groups, plans to close hundreds of station ticket offices have been delayed until September.

Filings signal: Sino-India geopolitical relations dominate transport and infrastructural filings

Geopolitics and emerging economies have been the most prominent themes in 2023 so far.

A blow for privatisation in the battle for British railways

As Transpennine Express is taken under government control, we ask: is renationalising more UK trains a viable strategy?