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

Foreign Exchange

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Theresa May to ask MPs for snap general election

UK prime minister Theresa May will ask parliament tomorrow to approve a motion calling for a general election on 8 June, three years ahead of schedule.
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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.

Economic Background

Rising inflation leads to downgrade in UK growth

Growth in the UK economy in the first quarter of the year was unexpectedly revised downwards on Thursday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Global commercial environment ‘riskier’ in 2017: Aon study

Trends in economics, demographics and geopolitics, and rapid technology advances, are transforming risks for global businesses, adding new urgency and complexity to old challenges, according to the '2017 Global Risk Management Survey'.

Tax

One hundred days: charting the path of the Trump presidency

One hundred days: charting the path of the Trump presidency

The Worldwide ERC follow the activity of the US administration and government and provide insights on the key areas of focus and the impact on global mobility in their ‘Government Affairs Community Update’.
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Barclays looks at post-Brexit expansion in Dublin

Barclays has confirmed that it will consider expansion of its Dublin offices when the UK leaves the European Union
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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.
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