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This section combines economic and political background with up-to-the-minute business and enterprise news and analysis, to help you keep your organisation on the road to success, whether you are planning to expand into new global markets, set up a business in a new location, or relocate an existing office or operation. Through news, articles and other resources, it covers such hot topics as trends, key industry sectors and locations (including emerging markets), infrastructure, transport, commercial and residential property, inward investment, mergers and acquisitions, and major business and enterprise conferences.

As plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union take shape, it will keep you informed of the latest developments and their implications for global mobility, international assignments, and companies around the world.

For detailed coverage of specific topics, see our Brexit, Corporate Finance, Commercial Property, Residential Property, International Assignments and Mobility Industry sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide commercial removals and storage, as well as a range of support services for corporate relocations, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications. Read less

Global

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Singapore cements reputation for quality of life: study

Singapore ranks highest among Asia-Pacific countries for quality of life on the latest Mercer 'Quality of Living' index.
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Australia and New Zealand reveal appeal in new Mercer index

Oceania makes a good showing in the latest ‘Quality of Life’ index from global HR consultancy Mercer, with two of the region's key cities appearing in the worldwide top ten.

Volatile times ahead for global economy, OECD warns

Political uncertainty in many countries, economic nationalism and diverging central bank policies risk hampering a modest global economic expansion this year and next, says the OECD.

UK Inward Investment

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UK financial services "set for post-Brexit boost"

EY's Item Club predicts that UK financial services will experience a "pronounced pick-up" after Brexit negotiations are completed.
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UK gets a £5 billion boost from Qatar ahead of Brexit

Qatar looks to the long-term with its investments in UK infrastructure, energy, tech and property as the UK doubles finance available to £4.5 billion to support trade with the country.
The new Apprenticeship Levy: Are businesses prepared?

The new Apprenticeship Levy: Are businesses prepared?

The new Apprenticeship Levy, coming into force in April, aims to fund 3 million additional apprenticeships over the next five years, but is it the answer to the skills shortage and are businesses ready?

Infrastructure

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London slows as regional house market gathers pace

There has been a dramatic fall in London and South East England house sales, while other regions are recording surges of up to 40%. Is this fluctuation due to more than Brexit-related uncertainty?
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Industrial strategy ‘deeply disappointing on skills’: BEIS committee

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee has criticised Prime Minister Theresa May’s high-profile industrial strategy green paper for its lack of a long-term plan.
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Business told to 'sharpen up' as cybersecurity HQ opens

A new UK cybersecurity "nerve centre", set up to combat digital intrusion by hostile state actors, loss of personal data, and other crime, has already mobilised to respond to 188 attacks in three months.

Political Climate

Toyota investment "vote of confidence" in UK car industry

Toyota investment "vote of confidence" in UK car industry

Despite Toyota's £240 million investment in Derbyshire – which includes an "boost" from the UK government – the car manufacturer has concerns about Brexit's impact on their bottom lime.

Third of manufacturers eyeing post-Brexit relocation

Uncertainties over access to European markets after Brexit are forcing UK manufacturers to consider moving some of their business activities overseas.
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CIPD joins High Pay Centre to advocate ethical executive pay

The professional body for HR and people development and the think-tank respond to the government’s green paper on corporate governance with a call for a “major rethink.”

Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy: Re:locate Special Focus

In the Spring 2015 issue of Re:locate magazine we have a special focus on oil and gas. Here you can access more news and features about all aspects of the energy sector that is so essential to the global mobility industry.

David Sapsted Reports

EU and UK flag illustrating article about EY\'s forecast for post-Brexit

UK financial services "set for post-Brexit boost"

EY's Item Club predicts that UK financial services will experience a "pronounced pick-up" after Brexit negotiations are completed.
Photo of the Shard, London, illustrating an article about Qatari investment in the UK

UK gets a £5 billion boost from Qatar ahead of Brexit

Qatar looks to the long-term with its investments in UK infrastructure, energy, tech and property as the UK doubles finance available to £4.5 billion to support trade with the country.
Former chief reporter at The Times and news editor and New York correspondent for The Telegraph among other journals, David Sapsted writes sharply observed news for Re:locate.
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Analysis

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Powerhouse economies to profit as oil prices plummet

The price of oil has fallen by more than 20 per cent since June. It sounds like good news for anyone who wants to be mobile, implying as it does cheaper petrol or air fares.
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China’s economy takes the lead – but the US profits

China has overtaken the United States to become the world’s biggest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Ray Furlong is Multimedia Editor at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He spent 17 years at the BBC as a World Service presenter and foreign correspondent. For Re:locate he writes exclusive analysis of international affairs.
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