Enterprise

Enterprise is the lifeblood of the global economy. Both huge multinational businesses and ambitious SMEs spread innovation and investment as they seek new markets and new opportunities in countries and regions around the world. Read more

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

GXP Summit

GXP Summit: When should startups expand overseas?

When should startups and scale-ups move into overseas markets? Relocate Global garnered the expert opinion on how startups can begin to expand globally at the GXP Summit's Innovate Abroad sessions.
Laura Citron at GXP Summit

Global Mobility: operating in the post-Brexit marketplace

What might Brexit mean for companies acting in a global market? In their keynote speeches at the GXP Summit in London, business leaders discussed the uncertain environment they are operating in.
GXP Summit: Acquiring talent

Expanding globally: how do you acquire talent in the US?

With its huge market, familiar culture and vast potential workforce, the US is the next logical step for many growing companies – especially those looking to innovate in the technology sector.

Global

Nilan Peiris, Transferwise, at GXP Summit 2017

How a currency transfer startup grew into a fintech giant

In a GXP Summit session on innovating abroad, financial technology firm Transferwise explained how an innovative culture had enabled it to grow from a startup in 2011 to a company valued at $1 billion.
Laura Citron at GXP Summit

Global Mobility: operating in the post-Brexit marketplace

What might Brexit mean for companies acting in a global market? In their keynote speeches at the GXP Summit in London, business leaders discussed the uncertain environment they are operating in.
GXP Summit: Acquiring talent

Expanding globally: how do you acquire talent in the US?

With its huge market, familiar culture and vast potential workforce, the US is the next logical step for many growing companies – especially those looking to innovate in the technology sector.

UK Inward Investment

UK Economy - image of taxi cab in Union Jack skin

UK manufacturing demand highest since 1988

The Made in Britain brand goes from strength to strength, with UK economic growth set to exceed predictions in 2017.
British flag over dark cloud illustrates an article about the UK economy and Brexit

CBI sees ‘steady but subdued growth for UK economy’

The UK needs to address persistently underwhelming productivity, says the CBI, in a report that points to the risks of Brexit and makes recommendations for the UK government.
Photo of London's skyline

Lord Mayor says London must remain open to global talent

The London Lord Mayor and the Governor of the Bank of England warn that London business will suffer as a result of a ‘hard’ Brexit, emphasising the importance of retaining access to global talent.

Infrastructure

UK Economy - image of taxi cab in Union Jack skin

UK manufacturing demand highest since 1988

The Made in Britain brand goes from strength to strength, with UK economic growth set to exceed predictions in 2017.
The Queen’s Speech: government’s priority to tackle Brexit

The Queen’s Speech: government’s priority to tackle Brexit

Preparations for the UK's departure from the European Union will dominate the government's legislative agenda for the next two years. Eight bills were outlined in the Queen’s speech to tackle Brexit.
British flag over dark cloud illustrates an article about the UK economy and Brexit

CBI sees ‘steady but subdued growth for UK economy’

The UK needs to address persistently underwhelming productivity, says the CBI, in a report that points to the risks of Brexit and makes recommendations for the UK government.

Political Climate

Photo of London's skyline

Lord Mayor says London must remain open to global talent

The London Lord Mayor and the Governor of the Bank of England warn that London business will suffer as a result of a ‘hard’ Brexit, emphasising the importance of retaining access to global talent.
Inflation rise puts the squeeze on household spending

Inflation rise puts the squeeze on UK household spending

Defying Bank of England predictions, the UK inflation rate soared to almost 3 percent in the wake of the Brexit-related fall in the value of sterling.
manufacturers echo calls for ’soft’ Brexit

UK manufacturers echo calls for ’soft’ Brexit

British manufacturers warn the UK government that a pro-business stance needs to be taken in the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

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

UK Economy - image of taxi cab in Union Jack skin

UK manufacturing demand highest since 1988

The Made in Britain brand goes from strength to strength, with UK economic growth set to exceed predictions in 2017.
Photo of UK houses and front doors

House price slowdown in London comes to a halt

A shortage of housing is supporting continued house price growth across the UK. What else is fuelling this trend?
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

Oil refinery

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.
flags of China and USA

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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