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Managing employee mobility costs is a key component to future business success according to Mercer

  Recently, Mercer, the global HR consulting firm, reported that it has witnessed a rising demand for advice on managing employee mobility and related costs. According to Mercer, the total cost of moving a senior executive and their family abroad for a multi-year commitment,...
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Facts about Africa (Lifestyle)

DiasporaIt is estimated that remittances sent home through formal channels to developing countries by migrant workers exceeded US$ 301bn in 2006, outgrowing Foreign Direct Investment and Official Development Aid. (African Banker Magazine/IFAD)In the UK, black Africans are one of the fastest growing...
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Facts about Africa (Economy)

In the past, African economies suffered from poor commodity prices in undiversified economies, as well as increasing foreign debt and unstable governments. Strong commodity prices, debt relief and stable governments mean that Africa is performing more strongly than it has in years.In 2006, Sub-...
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Relocation Africa Head Office Team Building Evening - Indian Cooking Class

Here are a few images of our recent team building evening spent learning how to make delicious Indian curries... images: Kathryn Rossiter   
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Facts about Africa (Democracy)

There are significantly more elections held in the 21st century compared with the 1960s or 1970s - from a low of just three countries holding parliamentary elections in 1973 to 40 holding parliamentary elections in 2005 (according to a report by Morgan Stanley).In 1900, New Zealand was the only...
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Expat Money - The advantages of investing through a portfolio bond

A portfolio bond is a great investment vehicle for global professionals and expats, but what exactly is a portfolio bond and what are the benefits?What is an offshore portfolio bond?An offshore portfolio bond is a tax efficient wrapper that can hold a variety of assets like stocks and shares or...
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Expat Money - An Expats Guide to Investing Offshore

Expatriates that have relocated to a foreign country for the umpteenth time or have elected to retire abroad require special thought to how their money is managed and investedA very popular consideration for these transient expats is moving their funds offshore, some of the key drivers for this are...
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An Expat Checklist with a Difference

This is a list of a few things for expats to consider prior to moving to a new country.When moving internationally, there are a lot of things to consider – the finances of the move, changes for yourself and your family, cultural differences and living away from family, friends and community....
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International Schooling Options in Africa

For families with children, finding an international school that offers a good education is one of the top priorities when relocating to a new country. When moving to Africa this can prove a little bit more difficult. Finding a school that offers a quality international education while allowing for...
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Moving Overseas

 Moving Overseas ChecklistMoving to a foreign country is a big challenge and always requires a lot of planning. However, your relocation does not have to be a stressful, complicated experience. Being organized, making lists of important things to do and prioritizing will help you accomplish...
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