Hong Kong versus Singapore: Fragrant Harbor or The Garden City?

    Sep 09, 2020 @ 12:07 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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    Heung Gong – the Cantonese translation of Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbor,” a name inspired by the city’s past as an incense trading port.

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    Are housing markets returning to normal? 

    Aug 25, 2020 @ 03:49 AM / by Philli Wong

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    AIRINC recently conducted rental market updates across Europe and Asia and, in many places, life was getting back to normal.

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    How are Chinese rental markets responding to the COVID-19 recovery?

    Aug 11, 2020 @ 08:00 AM / by Kathy Lam

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    The impact of COVID-19 on the Beijing and Guangzhou rental markets is somewhat similar. When new international assignees were restricted from entering the cities, the demand for expatriate-quality housing dropped and rents became more negotiable, like many other large business hubs across Asia.

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    How does the Beirut explosion compare to Tianjin?

    Aug 07, 2020 @ 12:41 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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    The scenarios are eerily similar: Onlookers filming an initial explosion and fire, before a more severe explosion and shockwave sends them running and knocks them off their feet. Ammonium nitrate. Dangerous storage at an industrial port.

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    COVID-19 is back in Beijing with a fresh outbreak

    Jun 19, 2020 @ 02:09 PM / by Yimkwan Tsang

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    After eight weeks without any domestically transmitted coronavirus cases, Beijing now faces more than 180 new COVID-19 cases over the last five days. Authorities believe this recent outbreak originated at the Xinfadi wholesale farmer’s market in Fengtai District.

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    Relocating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 28, 2020 @ 07:26 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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    Relocating is already a challenge, but relocating during a pandemic adds a new level of difficulty. After years of surveying based in AIRINC’s Cambridge office, I was honored to accept a position at our Hong Kong branch late last year. From the beginning, I was excited to move to a vibrant global city, but the logistics proved more challenging than expected as a novel coronavirus (at the time still unnamed) spread in January. Even before being declared a pandemic, COVID-19 was having a broad and unpredictable impact across the globe.

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    How is COVID-19 changing the rental market across Asia’s most expensive business hubs?

    Apr 19, 2020 @ 08:07 PM / by Natalie Tong

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    While no one can predict when the COVID-19 outbreak will be contained, the pandemic has firmly stalled and reversed rising property trends across Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore. AIRINC spoke to industry experts across Asia’s most dynamic business hubs to understand the unique characteristics of each market and what changes and opportunities lie ahead.

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    Global Mobility Perspective: Firsthand experience from a Chinese National Assignee

    Apr 02, 2020 @ 08:37 PM / by Natalie Tong

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    Perspective in Global Mobility is important, and we work hard to bring unique insights from across the world of mobility and the many facets it covers. The interview below is with AIRINC APAC's Client Solution Manager, Wei Wu, who is a Chinese National and completed a two-year assignment at our headquarters in Cambridge before transferring to our AIRINC Hong Kong office.

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    AIRINC News: AIRINC featured in Mobility magazine

    Mar 02, 2020 @ 11:10 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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    AIRINC is featured in the February edition of Mobility, a magazine that "examines the key issues affecting the global mobility workforce." This article appears on page 10, the "Tips and Trends" section, and is entitled Housing Markets on the Rise—and Not. 

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    Coronavirus Pulse Survey: Final Results

    Feb 26, 2020 @ 02:00 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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    AIRINC recently conducted a “pulse survey” to understand how global companies operating in China who maintain expatriate staff in the country are responding to the outbreak. Out of the 110 companies who participated in the survey, 99 companies or 90% are considering implementing specific actions for assignees in China in response to the spread of the COVID-19.

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