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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    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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    Global COVID-19 Tax Responses and Changes in Expatriate Tax

    Aug 14, 2020 @ 08:32 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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    Below is a selection of government tax responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. These highlights are part of AIRINC's recent Data Points publication and are only a few of the many global changes that we are tracking on a daily basis.

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    You've Got Mail: Changes to international mail prices

    Jul 28, 2020 @ 07:27 AM / by Meleah Paull

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    In 2018, the United States declared its intention to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a 192-member body which regulates global mail service. The precipitating event was the growth of e-commerce and a shift for the U.S. from net sender to net receiver of international mail.

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    Global Goods & Services Update: Impact of Coronavirus [COVID-19]

    Jul 16, 2020 @ 10:07 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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    With the COVID-19 pandemic and the interconnected fall in global oil demand in the first half of 2020, many locations throughout the world are experiencing price changes and shortages of goods and services items.

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    Global Mobility News: The latest in housing, tax, and goods & services [2020: Q2]

    Jul 09, 2020 @ 06:39 AM / 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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    How far have petrol prices fallen in Europe and Asia? [Infographic]

    May 06, 2020 @ 07:24 AM / by Yimkwan Tsang

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a historic drop in demand for petroleum products. In addition to reduction of fuel use for air and sea transport, on-road passenger travel has been impacted as consumers are driving significantly shorter distances and less often.

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    A Snapshot of International Housing Rental Markets [DATA POINTS Q.1 2020]

    May 01, 2020 @ 02:36 AM / by Patrick Benedetti

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    AIRINC Housing Update: Below are select snapshots of rental markets around the world. These updates are taken from AIRINC's on-site surveys conducted during the first quarter of 2020. 

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    COVID-19 Comparison: Global prices for impacted goods

    Apr 18, 2020 @ 12:30 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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    The rapid spread of COVID-19 has upended our daily lives. Besides the primary fear of an uncertain disease that has infected millions and killed tens of thousands, there are also the secondary impacts resulting in overrun healthcare systems, shelter in place orders, and inconsistent availability of food and other essentials. 

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    Impact of COVID-19 on Global Goods & Services [2020: Q1]

    Apr 17, 2020 @ 06:48 AM / by Alex Davis

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    With the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout the past few months, many locations throughout the world are experiencing shortages and/or price changes to many goods and services items. The unprecedented outbreak has led to shortages in many locations that do not regularly experience supply disruptions. Reasons for the shortages include exceptional demand for certain items such as disinfectants, medical products, and non-perishable staple foods, and disruptions to supply chains resulting from travel or operational restrictions.

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