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Property
Commercial property construction, Asia

New quarterly record for global commercial real estate investment

Businesses looking to relocate offices abroad should know that global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014, according to property consultants JLL.
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Education
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The new global classroom

It is predicted that within five years there will be more than five million students studying in international schools.
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Boarding schools offer Ebola advice

An independent boarding school body has issued guidance to concerned parents of children who study alongside international students from Ebola affected countries.

Into Africa – what are the key mobility considerations?

The process of moving to Africa is challenging, SIRVA recently holding a half-day ‘Destination Africa Seminar’ with relocation industry experts addressing all key focus areas across four presentations.
Immigration
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Russia introduces fingerprinting for visa applicants at certain consulates

From 10 December 2014, all applicants for Russian visas at the Russian consular posts in UK, Ireland, Denmark, Myanmar and Namibia and also at the border control service on arrival at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, will be required to undergo fingerprinting.
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Supporting Your Employees
Payslips, tax codes and tax returns

Compliance for global business travellers: a ‘how to‘

Tracking travellers and assignees, especially those on the non-traditional patterns like short-term commuter, intra-regional and business travel, is vital if companies are to remain compliant.
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