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

Latest Corporate Finance News

JP Morgan Europe's London HQ

JP Morgan decision on relocating staff still uncertain

The head of JP Morgan says the bank’s position on relocating thousands of staff from London to another European city because of the Brexit vote remains as uncertain as it was months ago.

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.
UK ATM

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

IMF graphic

IMF chief fearful of downside risks in global economy

The growth forecast for the global economy for both this year and next has remained unchanged in the International Monetary Fund's latest report, although UK growth is expected to increase.
UK productivity highest level since before economic crisis

UK productivity returns to pre-crisis level

The news that UK productivity has exceeded pre-crisis levels will be welcomed by the global mobility sector and international companies with branches in the UK.
Services buoyant as car sales up

Services buoyant as car sales set new record

UK services figures have exceeded expectations, with manufacturing output hitting its highest level in over two years.

Tax

HMRC, black case

Watchdog report puts taxman relocation on hold

The National Audit Office rules HMRC plan to relocate staff to regional centres unrealistic, accusing HMRC of underestimating the scale of disruption to service.
IMF warns against income tax for gulf expats

IMF warns against income tax plans for gulf expats

The IMF has warned against taxing the income of expatriates following some Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, stating they were considering the idea.
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