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Morgan Grenier

Morgan graduated with a BA in Communications and Journalism from Simmons College, where she received a Gold Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. She joined AIRINC in 2016 as a Goods and Services Analyst. In this role, she aids in the quarterly analysis of survey data and evaluates hardship for AIRINC’s Hardship Database.
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Hong Kong Protests and the Impact on Expatriates [update]

Aug 19, 2019 @ 12:17 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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Hong Kong skyline showing the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Bank of China Tower. Photo courtesy of AIRINC Surveyor Yimkwan Tsang. Protests in Hong Kong Since June, Hong Kong has seen unprecedented protests, larger and ...

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Initial costs of renting in England have decreased

Jul 03, 2019 @ 08:45 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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London at night with urban Tower Bridge at center. England's Tenant Fees Act Initial costs of renting in England became less expensive last month as the Tenant Fees Act came into effect. While a ban to tenant fees has been discussed for a ...

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Hong Kong Protests and the Impact on Expatriates

Jun 21, 2019 @ 01:15 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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Rush hour at an MTR station in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of AIRINC Surveyor Yimkwan Tsang. Protests in Hong Kong In the last two weeks, Hong Kong has seen some of the largest protests in its history as citizens and residents have taken to ...

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The Gulf Cooperation Council and Collective Tax Reforms: What you need to know!

Apr 25, 2019 @ 07:40 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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Kuwait City, Kuwait as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. The GCC and collective tax reforms Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries first agreed to collective tax reforms in 2016, including directives to implement ...

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The United Arab Emirates: A Top 10 transportation destination!

Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:24 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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A night view of Dubai as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.  Modern Construction, Planning, and Technology While on the roads in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, you’re as likely to pass delivery-laden motor scooters as you are ...

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Public Transportation and 'the Next Big Thing' in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Feb 21, 2019 @ 05:00 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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A metro station in Dubai as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Amber Chan. Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Transportation Infrastructure  In my travels in the Middle East, ongoing construction has been a ...

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Sin Taxes and Double-Digit Inflation

Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:00 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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A view of Kuwait City, Kuwait during an AIRINC cost-of-living survey. Tobacco, Alcohol, and Rising Inflation In Q4 2017 we reported on the emergence of sin taxes across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

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Falling Rents: Expatriate Housing in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:18 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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Hundreds of housing units to choose from: The rental housing market in Abu Dhabi is coming steadily down due to the high number of quality new properties that have come on the market, as well as fewer expatriate arrivals.

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ALERT: Currency chaos continues in one of the world's most volatile economies

Aug 27, 2018 @ 12:19 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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Devaluation and Redenomination in Venezuela The economy of Venezuela continues to be one of the most volatile in the world. On Friday, August 17, President Nicolas Maduro announced the devaluation of the Bolivar Fuerte (VEF) from about ...

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Banning Imports to Raise Domestic Production

Jun 22, 2018 @ 01:54 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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Availability of international goods is decreasing in Algiers, Algeria Like many import-dependent, petroleum-exporting countries, Algeria has experienced reduced revenues and a trade imbalance since the global drop in oil prices in 2014.

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