Corporate Finance
Foreign Exchange

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.

Ecuador to launch digital currency

The government of Ecuador has revealed plans to create what it claims is the world’s first digital currency to be issued by a central bank.
Economic Background
Oil production

Oil price drops below $50 as Opec production climbs

Oil dropped below $50 per barrel on Monday, bringing it to its lowest price since January.
North sea oil platform

North Sea oil production up despite weak price

Oil and gas production on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) appears to be up, despite unfavourable conditions created by the depressed oil price.
Indian factory owner

Europe and India see manufacturing boost, but there’s less joy for China

The news on manufacturing in the latest purchasing managers' indices (PMI) reflected disappointing data from China but more encouraging signs from Europe and India.
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$1 trillion of tech products have tariffs eliminated

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) reached an agreement on Friday to add over 200 products to the list of goods covered by the Information Technology Agreement's (ITA) zero tariff, free-trade measures.
London Docklands

What do the Budget tax changes mean for business?

Cuts to corporation tax announced as part of George Osborne's summer budget have been hailed as a “rabbit out of the hat,” but other costs to business and taxation decisions have been less well met.
HM Revenue & Customs

Businesses ambivalent toward Budget's 'living wage'

For many the headline of George Osborne's summer Budget was the promise of a £9/hour living wage, part of the government's plans for a “higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country”. The response from business leaders, however, has been mixed.
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Awards 2014/2015
Relocate Awards

European stars shine at Re:locate Awards 2014/15

Mainland Europe was well represented among the Re:locate Awards 2014/15 winners, who received their stunning crystal trophies at a gala dinner held in the elegant surroundings of the Institute of Directors, in London’s Pall Mall, in May.
Intercultural competence

Intercultural Competence needed at the top

Cross-cultural training often focuses on those undertaking international assignments, rather than on senior decision-makers.
Smith Stone Walters win Relocate Award

Smith Stone Walters – Excellence in Employee & Family Support

Always hotly contested, this category is a particularly broad one, open to individuals and organisations, from any sector, that provide a specialist service to relocating employees and their families.
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