Construction in New Zealand

  • Posted by Sean on August 31, 2017 in Global Economies Immigration

Construction NZ

If you’re looking for a booming industry with tonnes of jobs, look no further than construction. We’re going to take you through some ins and outs of construction in New Zealand!


Indian Independence Day – 70th Anniversary

  • Posted by Sean on August 15, 2017 in Global Economies

When anyone mentions Independence Day, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re talking about the 4th of July – which is Independence Day in the United States. But at Orbitremit, we think that India’s Independence Day is equally as important – even if it doesn’t get the same media coverage in western territories.


Stubborn US Dollar Bulls Don’t Deserve Your Pity

  • Posted by Sean on July 26, 2017 in Global Economies

The EUR/USD’s ascent began in earnest after the result of the first round of the French election was sealed. The pair opened almost a cent and a half higher on the Monday after the election, rewarding euro bets the protectionist Le Pen would be the loser and the euro-centric Macron would push ahead with his pro-business agenda following his victory.


Housing in 2017

  • Posted by Laurie I on March 30, 2017 in Global Economies

global housing affordability in 2017

Wherever you look, housing is becoming a global issue. This is because the world’s population is expanding faster than the supply of global housing can keep up. Sydney, London and Auckland in particular have seen rapid price growth in the last five years. There is some method to the madness, however – and we’re going to take you through the ins-and-outs of housing in this article.


Automation – Surviving in the Rapidly Changing Global Job Market of 2017

  • Posted by Laurie I on February 16, 2017 in Global Economies Technology

robots automating 2017 jobs globally

If you’ve been out and about lately, you’ve probably noticed that more and more things are being done by computers. Everything from supermarket checkouts to accountants are being automated. Even some web articles are written by computers (not this one though – don’t worry). We’ve all heard the stories about how robots are going to take over the world and that this rise in automation is going to steal our jobs, but is this really going to happen? Maybe eventually, but today we’re going to take you through our top tips for coping with the technological uprising in this article.


Australia – An Economic Year in Review

  • Posted by Sean on February 9, 2017 in Global Economies

Australia economic year in review 2016

Australia hit some interesting economic times in 2016. We had shifting commodity prices, property madness and a year of global democracy (including Australia’s own election). We’re going to continue our look back on the year that was 2016.


Trump, China and Brexit – What the Three Biggest Buzzword Global Events of 2016 Have Taught Us

  • Posted by Laurie I on January 16, 2017 in Banking Global Economies

global buzzwords of 2016

Given that it’s the New Year, the OrbitRemit blog is reflecting on the year just gone. More than any other year in the last decade, 2016 had huge ups and downs – including a number of seemingly game changing events. Join us as we reflect on the biggest stories of 2016 in chronological order, and our analysis as to how these may change things going forward. 


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Economic rises and falls between Australia and New Zealand

  • Posted by Sean on September 15, 2016 in Global Economies Immigration Travel

Aussies and Kiwis have been trading citizens and currencies for decades. In this three-part series entitled The Relationship Across The  Ditch, we’ll explore some of the many things which contribute to the uniqueness of the relationship. 

Over the years, there have been a number of trends of the trade that have a substantial impact on the currency, housing prices and employment prospects. We’re going to take you through the most significant of these trends and give you some idea as to what we think will happen in the near future.


Brexit Stage Left: The Impact of Brexit on Expats

  • Posted by Sean on May 3, 2016 in Global Economies Immigration

Brexit Referendum 2016

If you’re living anywhere near the European Union (EU) or Britain at the moment, you’re probably aware of the upcoming Brexit referendum (on the 23rd June 2016). This will allow British citizens to vote on whether Britain should exit the EU (otherwise known as “Brexit” or British Exit). If Brexit receives majority support, this will have substantial impacts on anyone looking to move between EU and Britain. We’re going to take you through how this will specifically affect expats in the UK – both those who have moved from and to Britain.


AUD/GBP Forecast: Predictions for the Aussie Dollar

  • Posted by Laurie I on April 14, 2016 in Global Economies

AUD to GBP Forecast for 2016

If you’re looking to exchange your Australian Dollars (AUD) for Great British Pounds (GBP), you’re probably interested in what the forecast is like over the next year or so. If you’re living in Australia, you may have heard a few different stories about the state of the economy. The truth is, no-one’s sure. We’re going to give you an overview of the factors driving the AUD/GBP and how we think they might affect the currency in this 2016 forecast.