A Snapshot of International Housing Rental Markets [DATA POINTS Q.1 2021]

    Apr 23, 2021 @ 05:30 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 2021. 

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    21 Fun Mobility Questions

    Mar 30, 2021 @ 10:59 AM / by Michelle Curran

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    Join us for a fun way to test your mobility trivia knowledge. Compete with your peers to answer fun questions such as: Which of the following 4 countries has the most expensive gas/petrol prices? Which of the following 4 cities has the lowest average rent for a family of four? Which of the following 4 countries is the most expensive for a Netflix subscription?

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    Turkish Tax Effects On Imported Cars

    Feb 17, 2021 @ 09:03 AM / by Alex Davis

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    In late August, Turkey increased a special consumption tax known as Özel Tüketim Vergisi (ÖTV). The tax primarily relates to imported luxury goods, which includes imported cars. The tax was first introduced in 2002. However, it increased in recent years due in part to Turkey’s economic downturn.

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    Can you guess what global rents are falling?

    Feb 11, 2021 @ 12:45 PM / by Patrick Benedetti

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    Rents dropped in Dublin in the wake of COVID-19. Supply increased as assignees left the city and new rental stock entered the market. The collapse in tourism has forced owners of short-term Airbnb properties to shift to the long-term market, further increasing supply.

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    Can you guess what global rents are on the rise?

    Feb 05, 2021 @ 06:15 AM / by Patrick Benedetti

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    Due to limited supply, rents have risen steadily despite a brief slump at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supply is not expected to increase significantly until 2022 at the earliest. Demand for rentals in smaller towns outside of Cologne increased over the past year in response to rising rents and low supply in the city center.

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    Australia: Decrease in income tax for all taxpayers

    Jan 27, 2021 @ 02:55 PM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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    The Australia budget was postponed to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Retroactive to July 1, 2020, the income tax schedule was favorably adjusted, the low income tax offset increased, and the low and middle income tax offset (set to expire) was retained. The net effect is a decrease in income tax for all taxpayers.

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    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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    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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    An Update on Load Shedding in South Africa

    Nov 03, 2020 @ 09:48 AM / by Mona Zayed

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    While conducting housing surveys of South Africa in August, I was curious to gain a better understanding of the state of load shedding in the country. Back in May of this year, my colleague, Zach Rossignol, wrote about the scheduled blackouts as both a daily inconvenience and a hindrance to the South African economy.

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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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