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Will 2020 be the year to optimize your mobility policies?

Feb 19, 2020 @ 03:07 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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AIRINC offers a full suite of mobility consulting services. We listen and partner with you to deliver lasting solutions that ensure you make the best decisions for your organization. Below are two samples of cases studies where we've helped a company like yours solve the problems that were important to them.

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A Tightening of Housing Supply in Taipei, Taiwan

Feb 18, 2020 @ 06:45 AM / by Lakeisha St. Joy

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When it comes to expatriate housing in Taipei, Tian Mu and Xinyi are two of the top picks for most assignees. Xinyi is popular for singles and couples because it’s centrally located to everything the downtown has to offer. Tian Mu has many single-family homes and large apartments that are particularly attractive to western assignees. Tian Mu also has two international schools, the Taipei American School and the Taipei Japanese School, and the Taipei European School is also close by, making it very popular with those going on assignment with a family.

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Venezuela’s Hyperinflation & Dollarization

Feb 17, 2020 @ 01:53 AM / by Alex Davis

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For years, Venezuela’s currency (currently the VES, was VEF) was the only currency legal to use within the country. However, with hyperinflation and a rapidly depreciating currency, using the VES was often difficult. Although not technically legal, transactions would often still occur using U.S. dollars, as it is a stable currency.

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Long-Term Assignment Benchmark Results— What do they mean?

Feb 13, 2020 @ 07:57 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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You are invited to join us as we discuss the results from our recent Long-Term Assignment Benchmark Survey. You will learn about policy best practice from 185 global companies who participated in this survey. In this session, we will discuss:

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AIRINC Insider: Interview with Jo Wakeham

Feb 12, 2020 @ 02:48 AM / by Andrea Downing

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In our ongoing series, AIRINC Insider, we interview our mobility all-stars to share some of their unique insights after years of workforce globalization experience. Jo joined AIRINC as General Manager, EMEA at the end of 2018 after 30 years working for two large Relocation Management Companies (RMCs). Jo has overall responsibility for activity in the EMEA region. She is based in AIRINC’s London office.

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Aberdeen Housing: A Slow But Steady Revival

Feb 11, 2020 @ 06:43 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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The rental housing market is slowly picking back up in Aberdeen after the slump in global oil and gas prices. Despite current events like Brexit and climate change concerns, the oil and gas industry is seeing a slow but steady revival in this coastal city, bringing in more expatriates who are increasing the demand for good quality housing.

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Is this the most interesting job in the world?

Feb 10, 2020 @ 07:50 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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If it's not the most interesting job in the world, it's certainly one of them. AIRINC Cost-of-Living Surveyors travel all over the world for roughly six months of the year to collect pricing data. On the surface, this is the dream job for anyone that thrives on challenging global travel – the kind that takes grit and determination to grind through as you move cities on a seemingly daily basis. Instead of touring from site to site though, you move from store to store and source to source in each location, collecting data to populate a market basket of goods, services, housing, and hardship data. 

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Consumption Tax in Japan: What you need to know

Feb 10, 2020 @ 11:59 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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Japanese consumption tax is an indirect tax on goods and services, similar to value-added or sales taxes. Tax increases in Japan are notoriously unpopular and changes to the consumption tax have faced long delays and political battles. On October 1, the general consumption tax rate in Japan was raised from 8% to 10%, with a secondary tax tier of 8% for food products meant to be consumed at home. This increase had been delayed multiple times since its initial implementation date in 2015. The last consumption tax increase, from 5% to 8% in 2014, had been the first in 17 years.

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2020 International Business Travelers Discussion hosted by AIRINC, Fragomen, and GTN

Feb 06, 2020 @ 04:16 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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Listen to the recording of our recent webinar that discussed the results from the 2020 International Business Travelers Benchmark Report and learn more about:

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Phnom Penh: Chinese Investment’s Impact on Expatriate Life

Feb 05, 2020 @ 02:17 PM / by Lakeisha St. Joy

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There is a strong Chinese presence in Phnom Penh. Chinese investment is expanding the limited recreational activities in Phnom Penh by funding hotels, resorts, and casinos. According to recent reports, Chinese firms are planning to fund bigger and better 5-star hotels and serviced apartments in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, hoping to bring more tourists and potential investors to Cambodia.

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