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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

US and UK manufacturing groups link up ahead of trade talks

US and UK manufacturing groups link up ahead of trade talks

EEF, the UK’s biggest manufacturers association, has signed a three year agreement with the National Association for Manufacturers in the US at a ceremony in Washington, to boost Transatlantic trade.
India and Saudi Arabia latest targets of Brexit trade bids

India and Saudi Arabia latest targets of Brexit trade bids

Continued efforts to build a post-Brexit trade future for the UK have seen Prime Minister Theresa May courting the Middle East while Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond visits India.

Which countries will attract UK businesses post-Brexit?

Cities in Europe and around the world have already begun competing for the attention of UK companies who are seeking to move all (or some) of their operations overseas in the wake of Brexit.

UK Inward Investment

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UK property market lacking impetus, surveyors report

Small house builders hold the key to fixing Britain's broken housing market. Will they get the government support they need? And, what else is on the agenda for residential property in the UK?
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UK inflation set to outstrip real wage growth

UK economic news: Consumer prices likely to continue to rise and like-for-like UK retail sales fell by one per cent last month, leading to a "disappointing end" to the first quarter for retailers.

Infrastructure

UK ups renewables profile as U.S. slips from top spot

UK ups renewables profile as US slips from top spot

EY's latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) lists the UK in the top ten of countries where it is best to invest in renewable energy despite lack of clarity on targets and subsidies.
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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'.
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Government should seize moment to raise skills ambitions: CIPD

The professional body for HR and people development’s response to the government's Industrial Strategy green paper notes the UK lags behind the most of Europe on at least four key measures, including literacy and numeracy, learning and development, and digital skills.

Political Climate

Survey shows European business confidence growing at last

The future for European businesses is looking much brighter after a decade that has been one of the toughest in the post-war era for the European economy, according to a new report.
CBI demands next government establish business Brexit taskforce

CBI demands next government establish business Brexit task force

The CBI has said that the new UK government needs to establish a business Brexit task force within 50 days of taking power in order to harvest the business ideas to get Britain the best deal after Brexit.

America ‘wants trade deal with UK as soon as possible’

The prospects of the US striking a free trade deal with the UK after the latter leaves the European Union have been boosted by a senior Republican politician in a speech in London.

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

Business leaders worried over fall in UK migration

Latest figures showing a substantial fall in net migration to the UK have raised concerns among companies about the possibilities of a growing exodus of EU workers because of Brexit.

London prices ‘set to fall in real terms’

For the first time in six years, the price of a home in London is forecast to fall in real terms during the course of 2017, according to property analysts Hometrack.
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.
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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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