Corporate Finance

Issues related to corporate finance dominate today’s fast-moving and increasingly globalised business world. They include everything from the impact of changes in global and local economies on a company’s strategic decisions about where to base its headquarters or a regional office or launch a new operation, through the often contentious topic of corporate taxation, to the day-to-day detail of banking, foreign exchange and employee pensions. Read more

Corporate finance will be one of the main factors influencing a business’s location (or relocation) strategy and its decisions to deploy international assignees to an overseas destination, relocate individual employees, or carry out a group move. For this reason, HR global mobility managers and those providing professional relocation services, as well as global managers and corporate relocation experts, need a broad understanding of a range of corporate finance topics.

With that in mind, this section provides coverage of the full spectrum of corporate financial topics relevant to both large and small companies, through articles, news, tools and other resources.

Our Employee Finance  and UK Banking  sections contain a wealth of practical financial guidance for international assignees, relocating employees, and trailing spouses, partners and family members. They are essential reading for employers, too. Our Directory  gives details of relocation specialists and suppliers in the global mobility industry who can provide bespoke professional support in the areas of corporate and employee finance. Read less

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Foreign Exchange
Chinese Yuan

China’s ‘one-off’ devaluation is quickly followed by another

A day after China announced a "one-off depreciation" of the yuan's value against the dollar, the People's Bank of China stunned the world’s financial markets on Wednesday by devaluing their currency for a second consecutive day.

Chancellor offers a fairer deal for savers and little impact on sterling markets, say analysts

Analysts from foreign exchange and currency providers and pension and asset management specialists saw encouraging signs in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, but remained cautious about the recovery.
Vladimir Putin

A rough ride for the rouble, but Putin remains in the driving seat

Russia’s Central Bank remained mute on Tuesday over whether it had stepped in to prop up the rouble after a tumultuous 48 hours for the currency.
Economic Background
UK Homes

House prices at new high but facing referendum ‘tremors’

UK house prices have hit a new high, passing an average of £205,000 in July, according to the measure used by the monthly Nationwide Building Society index.
London City Airport

Take-off for London City Airport expansion scheme

Ministers have approved a £344 million expansion programme at London City Airport, the short-haul hub in London's Docklands.
Industrial Production

Industrial output provides surprise boost to UK economy

The UK economy performed far better than expected in the run-up to the referendum on EU membership with official figures on Wednesday showing second quarter growth of 0.6 per cent.
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British expats outside Europe ‘most to gain from Brexit’

There will be both winners and losers among British expatriates as a result of the vote to leave the European Union, according to an analysis by Global Risk Insights (GRI)
business in Saudi

Saudis may tax the money expats send home

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council – the king's consultative assembly – has proposed taxing the remittances being sent home by millions of expatriates working in the country.
UK House Prices

UK house prices fall in wake of stamp duty rise

Home prices in the UK fell 0.8 per cent in April following the introduction of a three per cent tax increase on second homes, including buy-to-let properties, according to the latest property report from Halifax.
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London skyline economic growth

Brexit vote ‘throws spanner’ into global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has marginally downgraded its global economic growth forecast for 2016 because the UK's referendum decision to leave the European Union had "thrown a spanner in the works."
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