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  • Bureaucracy in Brazil: How would this affect the relocation process?

    By Carolina Rojas · May 29 2012 · Global Mobility Management

    The time required to legally start a business is an excellent measure of the level of bureaucracy and red tape in an economy. It is estimated that a business that would take 40 days to start operating in China would take 120 days in Brazil. Bureaucracy creates barriers to the importation of Household goods, immigration…

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  • Are your exceptions becoming the rule?

    Most companies spend considerable time carefully crafting a relocation policy that provides the transferee with an appropriate level of assistance as well as generous enough to attract new talent. Relocation policy development is expensive and difficult, requiring considerable research/benchmarking and financial planning. Once completed it may not be revisited for months or even years during which…

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  • Why should you purchase an owner’s title policy?

    By Paula Sjostedt · May 18 2012 · Domestic Relocation

    Sometimes title issues cannot be found in public records or inadvertently is missed during the title search, i.e., errors and omissions in the deed, forgery, undisclosed heirs. If you do not have an owner’s title policy, you are not protected. Title insurance protects against financial losses, due to defect in the title (right to ownership) to…

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  • 5 steps to secure an apartment in Singapore

    By Sue Lai · May 7 2012 · Global Mobility Management

    One of the popular Asian destinations for expats to move to is Singapore. Singapore is a city state in Southeast Asia, founded as a British trading colony in 1819. Since independence, it has become one of the world’s most prosperous countries and boasts the world’s busiest port with a population reported at 4.75 million in 2009,…

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  • MSI Community Global Give 2012

    By Admin · May 4 2012 · Uncategorized

    On Thursday, April 26th, MSI employees participated in the “Fun Run.”  This charitable event raised funds in support of a local charity, Amy’s Treat. Amy’s Treat is a foundation set up to benefit the patients and families of the Seacoast Cancer Center of New Hampshire. Amy’s Treat has touched the lives of hundreds of individuals living with cancer. Through a combination of…

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