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  • Destination Services: A Must Have?

    By Nick Royle · December 18 2008 · Relocation Policy & Trends

    Global mobility, whether administered as a long-term expatriate assignment or permanent international relocation, creates a number of unique issues not experienced by employees moving within their own country. Even if an assignee moving to France has seen “An American in Paris,” and “Amelie,” or sipped Bordeaux wine while eating steak tar tare, they are ill…

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  • Why Home Buyers Should Not Wait for a 4.5% Interest Rate

    By Nick Royle · December 18 2008 · Finance & Credit

    There is a lot of buzz going on about the treasury stepping in and temporarily setting home financing interest rates at 4.5% in efforts to revitalize the depressed housing market. However, if home buyers decide to delay their purchase of a new home for hopes of a government program, they will most likely be disappointed….

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  • Auctions Can Move Difficult Relocation Inventory

    By Admin · December 18 2008 · Uncategorized

    If you are looking for a new way to move corporate owned inventory, why not give the auction process a try?  It is a great tool for difficult inventory or really any property where the client is looking to quickly establish a sale. During the auction process, you are appealing to a broad range of…

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  • Introduction to the Role of IT in Corporate Sustainability

    By Nick Royle · December 16 2008 · Technology

    Technology Goes Green. Is this even possible? How can we continue to evolve our technologies internally and externally while reducing the impact on the environment? MSI is a company committed to corporate sustainability and, as such, we had to figure out how we were going to make a difference internally within the technology team. According…

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  • Relocating to China? You will need to know…what is a FA PIAO?

    By Nick Royle · December 15 2008 · Global Mobility Management

    Every year a new influx of non-Chinese expatriates are relocating into China. Each of these newcomers will at sometime along the way come across a surprising term. The "fa piao" ()! To the unsuspecting ear, this seems like a word that belongs inside an exclamation dialogue box in a Chinese Batman comic book. However, far…

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