Online Retailers and COVID-19

    Jan 19, 2021 @ 09:36 AM / by Meleah Paull

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    COVID-19 has been a disruptive element in all sectors, upending societal norms and fundamentally reorganizing economies. While some of these changes are temporary, others may endure past the end of the pandemic.

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    The Three Essentials of Global Mobility Now: An interview with AIRINC's Mike Wincott

    Jan 07, 2021 @ 08:10 AM / by Catherine Tylke

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    Our very own Mike Wincott, Senior Director Client Solutions EMEA, sat down with Claire Tennant-Scull as part of the FEM EMEA Virtual Summit in November to discuss the Three Essentials of Global Mobility Now. 

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    Global Mobility News: The latest in housing, tax, and goods & services [2020: Q4]

    Jan 06, 2021 @ 03:23 PM / by Patrick Benedetti

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    Data Points brings you the latest updates from our Housing, Goods & Services, and Tax departments. These highlights are based on our expert international surveys, which are conducted on location by our global data collection team.

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    The New Reality of Adjusting pay for Geographic Differences

    Jan 06, 2021 @ 06:01 AM / by Steve Brink

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    As a long-time Compensation consultant and senior instructor at WorldatWork, I have always taught that cost of labor was the right metric to use when setting pay as well as assessing geographic differences. Cost of labor is the assessment of the supply and demand of labor in a labor market via relevant compensation surveys. With the current environment of distributed workforce, I am changing my view on adjusting pay for geographic differences.

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    How did COVID-19 impact global currency in 2020?

    Dec 23, 2020 @ 02:15 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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    Looking back to the world of a year ago, open borders, naked faces and all-you-can-eat buffets feel remarkably foreign. In December 2019, few of us could have predicted how volatile the upcoming year would be.

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    Q.4 2020 AIRINC Global Petrol Price Tracker

    Dec 10, 2020 @ 03:19 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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    After crude futures turned negative in Q2, there seemed only one direction for prices to go – up! AIRINC’s quarterly comparison of petrol pump prices from Q2 to Q4 shows that prices in most researched countries increased, particularly our top five as ranked by percent increase: Zimbabwe, Suriname, Canada, Ethiopia, and Malaysia. For some, this is a cost-driven change; for others, this is a reflection of currency adjustments.

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    Losses and Gains in Foreign Exchange: An update on global currency

    Oct 26, 2020 @ 06:57 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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    2020 continues to be tumultuous for the global economy, as impacts of conditions throughout the year come due, and new issues emerge to impact markets. Below find our summaries of some of the month’s biggest changes in foreign exchange.

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    Economic Instability in Lebanon

    Oct 16, 2020 @ 12:38 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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    Lebanon’s economy was struggling before the catastrophic explosion on August 4. Severe cash shortages, a widening gap between official and parallel market exchange rates, increasing poverty rates, high unemployment, and periods of high protest activity have impacted Lebanon over the past year. Inflation is high and many assignees have to use unfavorable rates when purchasing at least a portion of their goods.

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    Ten Months Down, Two More to Go: 2020 Extremes in Fixed Rate Exchange

    Oct 14, 2020 @ 06:15 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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    2020 has been a devastating and unpredictable year for the global economy as we wade through the deepest global recession since the Second World War. Widespread lockdowns, the oil price war rolling into the collapse of demand, and the devastation of hospitality and tourism industries have all created an unprecedented and uncertain start to the second decade of the 21st century.

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    Global Mobility News: The latest in housing, tax, and goods & services [2020: Q3]

    Oct 08, 2020 @ 01:06 PM / by Patrick Benedetti

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    Data Points brings you the latest updates from our Housing, Goods & Services, and Tax departments. These highlights are based on our expert international surveys, which are conducted on location by our global data collection team.

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