Economic Volatility and Your Mobility Program

    Sep 22, 2020 @ 10:43 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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    Control program costs while meeting assignee needs via well-designed policies that address economic changes over time. In this 35-minute on-demand webinar, learn how to:

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    Housing Markets on the Rise in Berlin, Busan, and Madrid

    Feb 24, 2020 @ 07:45 AM / by Patrick Benedetti

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    Berlin rents increased over the past year. Demand is growing from new start-up companies and larger international companies establishing headquarters in Berlin. Construction of new rental units is underway but expected to take a few more years before appearing on the market.

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    Venezuela’s Hyperinflation & Dollarization

    Feb 17, 2020 @ 01:53 AM / by Alex Davis

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    For years, Venezuela’s currency (currently the VES, was VEF) was the only currency legal to use within the country. However, with hyperinflation and a rapidly depreciating currency, using the VES was often difficult. Although not technically legal, transactions would often still occur using U.S. dollars, as it is a stable currency.

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    Santa Cruz, Bolivia: An expanding city with contracting prices

    Dec 10, 2019 @ 11:22 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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    Santa Cruz is considered one of the world’s fastest growing cities due to the ongoing migration of Bolivians from the rural regions to the country’s economic powerhouse. During my recent survey, I learned much about this developing city.

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    Housing Markets on the Rise in Argentina, Canada, and Guyana

    Nov 13, 2019 @ 03:00 AM / by Patrick Benedetti

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    Rents increased in Neuquen due to higher demand and low vacancy rates. Real estate agents have clients on waiting lists for apartments, and rentals are not listed for long before being rented. Construction projects are underway for new apartment buildings, which should help increase the number of 2-3-bedroom apartments. However, with growing expatriate demand, rents may increase over the next 6-12 months.

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    Have these housing markets hit bottom?

    Oct 30, 2019 @ 07:00 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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    Construction of new apartments and houses over the last four years has created a large rental supply in Santa Cruz. Lower demand for these rentals has resulted in dropping rents. Vacancy rates are high at all but the most popular apartment buildings. Construction continues, with more 2-3-bedroom apartments planned to enter the rental market in the next 6-18 months. However, sources believe rents have likely reached their lowest point.

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    How is political change impacting Argentina's economy?

    Oct 24, 2019 @ 06:22 AM / by Alex Davis

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    On August 11th, Argentina held primary elections ahead of the general election scheduled for October 27th. Center-left candidate Alberto Fernandez and running mate former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defeated center-right President Mauricio Macri. This result created uncertainty about the future of Argentina’s economic policy. Many investors pulled their money out of Argentina, and ratings agencies such as Fitch and Standard & Poor’s downgraded their credit rating. The peso experienced rapid and significant devaluation against the dollar, losing roughly 20% of its value in a matter of days. In an effort to stabilize the peso, Macri re-instituted currency controls that had been eliminated in 2015.

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    Currency and Payment in Zimbabwe

    Oct 10, 2019 @ 02:00 AM / by Meleah Paull

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    During the August survey of Harare, our visit found the Zimbabwean economy in a state of transition. This June, after a decade of using a mix of approaches but primarily relying on the U.S. dollar for transactions, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe announced that a new Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL), also known as the Zimdollar, was the only acceptable form of payment.

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    Economic liberalization in Myanmar: Impact on Goods and Services

    Aug 04, 2019 @ 07:15 PM / by Meleah Paull

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    Economic liberalization in Myanmar over the past decade has brought significant change to the availability of goods and services in Yangon. While expatriates once shopped on home leave or R&R trips, now Mango or Nike are available at the nearest mall.

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    Part 5 of 5: Economic Volatility: Best Practices for Managing Your Mobility Program Over Time

    Aug 01, 2019 @ 12:01 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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    Control program costs while meeting assignee needs via well-designed policies that address economic changes over time. Access the recording to learn how to:

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