Important notice: Casterrian COVID-19 update

As all clients, suppliers, and other relevant parties were recently notified, Casterrian has enabled remote working for all staff. While our staff have always had the ability to work from home as needed, we recently tested our entire software infrastructure strenuously to ensure that it would be able to cope with our entire team working…

Casterrian Weekly Roundup

Good morning and welcome to the Casterrian Weekly Roundup! Last week saw markets hit by volatility not seen since the Global Financial Crisis, though the singular driving force behind collapsing values this time around is the coronavirus. In business headlines, Flybe went into administration, the IMF announced $50bn in emergency funding, Facebook altered plans for…

What the coronavirus means for international workers

The coronavirus (or COVID-19, to give it its proper name) has commanded business and mainstream headlines for over a month now. On February 27, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its largest point drop in history in reaction to news that the virus had spread. To try to mitigate the economic downside of action taken…

Casterrian Weekly Roundup

Good morning and welcome to the Casterrian Weekly Roundup! Last week saw Fintech firm Revolut reach a $5.5billion valuation, Sweden announce testing of the world’s first central bank digital currency, and Mastercard announce a re-shuflling of its c-suite. Continue reading below to find your usual currency and market commentary and the latest headlines from around…

Understanding Business Objectives: Conference Talk

John Champion, Casterrian Co-Founder and Director, spoke at a conference last night on the importance of understanding business objectives. The conference was part of a series hosted by Learn Inbound, which features three 20-min talks by industry experts, followed by panel questions. As Casterrian’s mission is to help companies grow, we firmly believe in the…

Casterrian Weekly Roundup

Good morning and welcome to the Casterrian Weekly Roundup! Last week saw China, Hong Kong and Singapore announce economic measures to protect against the damage cause by the Coronavirus, Dublin named among the top FDI locations in Europe, and Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm reach a financial close. Continue reading below to find your…

The world’s most expensive cities for expats

As stated in the Mercer’s 25th Annual Cost of Living Survey, “multinationals’ focus on mobility as a workforce strategy supports career growth and global competitiveness”. Mercer release this report annually with the aim of helping multinational organizations to compensate workers fairly when placing them on international assignments. This is an important consideration for many expat…

Casterrian Weekly Roundup

Good morning and welcome to the Casterrian Weekly Roundup! On Wednesday, U.S. president Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate, who voted largely along partisan lines. In the U.K. last week, the Bank of England dropped productivity optimism and lowered expectations, and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), said that the government’s…

What the Renewable Energy Revolution means for international workers

Climate change was the central theme of last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Almost all mainstream business and financial newspapers are running regular commentaries on climate change and our work to reduce its impact. The “Renewable Energy Revolution”, it seems, is upon us. So, what does this mean for the future of work in…

Casterrian Weekly Roundup

Good morning and welcome to the Casterrian Weekly Roundup! News headlines around the world last week continued to be dominated by the growing coronavirus outbreak. Friday saw the U.K. officially leave the European Union, though it didn’t make any immediate practical difference because of the transition period, which is agreed until the 31st December 2020…

Operating in the U.K. under IR35

Technical tax legislation doesn’t usually make mainstream news, but incoming changes to the U.K.’s IR35 legislation in April have done just that. This is because the changes that are due to come into effect on the 6th April 2020, shift the responsibility for determining whether a contractor falls within the scope of the legislation. This…

Casterrian Weekly Roundup

Good morning and welcome to the Casterrian Weekly Roundup! Last week was dominated by growing concern around the coronavirus outbreak emanating from China. Below, we’ll explore this in further detail, along with a review of how markets and currencies have reacted. As usual, you’ll also be able to catch up on the latest headlines from…

Casterrian Weekly Roundup

Disclaimer: The Casterrian Weekly Roundup is a marketing communication and should not be used for any investment research. This document is a general communication being provided for informational purposes only. This material does not contain sufficient information to support an investment decision and it should not be relied upon by you in evaluating the merits…

Casterrian Weekly Roundup

This is the first of a new series Casterrian Weekly Roundup articles which aim to capture news relevant to growing businesses. We will share headlines and brief summaries of notable news stories from around the world, along with a link for those seeking further information. The article will be published weekly every Monday and will…