The Problem with Short-Term Overseas Assignments

Employee-only temporary relocations — when families stay behind — often result in troubled marriages, depression, and child behavior problems, according to a new study by Dwellworks, a relocation firm. Financial pressure adds to the stress. 35% of respondents said their relocations resulted in extra financial obligations for the family, including childcare and help with household…

Rich, Young, and Chinese

China’s rapidly growing wealthy class — its 1.6 million households could grow to 4.4 million by 2015 — differs not only from less affluent Chinese consumers, but also from other wealthy customers around the world. For one thing, they’re younger: 80% are under 45, compared to 30% in the United States and 19% in Japan….