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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    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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    Expatriate living and goods availability in Accra, Ghana

    Sep 08, 2020 @ 12:25 PM / by Lakeisha St. Joy

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    In the bustling and colourful city of Accra, there is much to offer expatriates including a variety of recreation, shopping, and culinary exploration. While Accra has kept up with some Western customs, it lacks an abundance of Western clothing options.

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    Sweden’s Loose COVID-19 Containment Approach and the Resulting Mobility Restrictions

    Sep 01, 2020 @ 07:15 AM / by Mona Zayed

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    In May 2020, I conducted a remote housing survey of Stockholm. I read extensively about Sweden’s herd-immunity approach to COVID-19 and how the government is not enforcing business closures.

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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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    COVID-19 Changes: A new kind of traffic

    Jul 21, 2020 @ 12:58 PM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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    Over the last two years as an AIRINC Research Analyst, I’ve gotten accustomed to the multifaceted approach we take for our quarterly data collection. New assignments are allocated every three months and we fall into a familiar rhythm.

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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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