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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2019 @ 07:48 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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A chart of the currency fluctuations in India since the demonetization in 2016.

Demonetization in India: a shock to the system

In November of 2016, the government of India decided to demonetize all the 500- and 1000-rupee banknotes and issued new 500- and 2000-rupee banknotes. The announcement came suddenly and gave people only until the end of 2016 to exchange their money.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:24 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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 Lamborghinis, and all enjoy the smooth, well organized road systems in the country. 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 01, 2019 @ 12:05 AM / by Yimkwan Tsang

 Novorossiysk, Russia as seen during our recent on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Eugene Kobiako.

Foreign Citizen Registration Law

In July of 2018, Russia changed its rule for foreign citizen registration. Previously, a foreign resident could register using their company address. The new rule no longer allows this and requires a home address.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2019 @ 01:00 AM / by Meleah Paull

Seoul, South Korea as seen during AIRINC's recent on-site survey. 

Availability and Production Delays

During AIRINC’s November onsite surveys in Korea, aspirin was still absent from pharmacy shelves. The 500mg tablets have not been available for purchase since December 2016, when the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety determined that the dissolution rate did not meet its standards.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:30 AM / by Gerald Abbey

Geneva, Switzerland as seen during an on-site AIRINC cost of living survey. 

Top 10 Most Attractive Cities

Attracting and retaining top talent requires organizations to look across geographic borders. Similarly, individuals need to be geographically mobile to advance their careers. How do companies assess where they can retain their employees and maintain the best talent pool? Where do these employees ideally want to live and work? 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 04, 2019 @ 02:30 AM / by Philli Wong

 Belize City, Belize as seen during our recent on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Philli Wong.

Availability and Outlets

Over the past decade of surveying Belize City, availability and outlets in our goods and services survey have changed very little. The same two supermarkets remain the best options in town–Brodie’s and Save U. These outlets offer a decent selection of grocery items and some imports, but an assignee may have to visit more than one shop on a shopping trip in order to get particular ingredients.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2018 @ 10:25 AM / by Gerald Abbey

Do you want to live in a Top 10 most attractive global city?

Top 150 Most Attractive Cities for Today's Workforce

In 2017, Harvard Business Review featured the Global 150 Cities Index, highlighting the top cities to live in according to the financial and lifestyle benefits they offer. What has changed in 2018? Where does your city rank today? Click here to see the full list now.

 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 @ 11:55 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia as seen during an on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samuel Pearl Schwartz.

Kota Kinabalu: Growing and Diversifying 

On my recent trip, I surveyed Malaysian cities on the island of Borneo. The island is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia, and the small sultanate of Brunei. The largest of the cities I surveyed was Kota Kinabalu, known colloquially as “KK.”



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