Inflation really matters. Big, sudden price rises cause problems for locals and expats alike. In some cases, it can even spark a revolution.
Due to the ongoing socio-political upheavals in Hong Kong, we have made a series of changes to our location ratings scores for Hong Kong.
We have looked at the common difficulties that arise when moving staff out of low paying countries into high paying ones and the potential solutions to the problems it can cause.
UK professionals are expected to receive a 1.1 percent real salary increase in 2020, equating to approximately £334.62pa on average.
The average real salary increase in China is forecast to be 3.6% above inflation in 2020, down slightly from 3.7% in 2019.
The average real salary increase in Hong Kong is forecast to be 1.4% above inflation in 2020, up from 1.0% in 2019.
The average real salary increase in Singapore is forecasted to be 3.0% in 2020, down from 3.3% in 2019.
The Angolan kwanza has lost a quarter of its value following the government's exchange-rate reform, but may need to be devalued again.
ECA experts Laura Whitehouse and Michael Birse will discuss the latest trends in short-term assignment policy and remuneration.
New South African tax reforms come into effect on 1 March 2020 and could have a major impact on assignees.