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Repatriation

The act of an individual or company bringing foreign capital into a home country and converting it to the domestic currency. Generally speaking, an individual who repatriates capital is usually converting foreign earnings into his/her home country's currency, perhaps in the process of moving back to the home country after having a job abroad. A company that repatriates capital is usually bringing over the returns on foreign investment. Repatriation can expose the individual or company to foreign exchange risk.

repatriate

To bring home assets that are currently held in a foreign country. Domestic corporations are frequently taxed on the profits that they repatriate, a factor inducing the firms to leave overseas the profits earned there.
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One American report claimed that visas had been granted to Armenian repatriates, "on a selective basis and thus by far most of the immigrants have been young people of child-bearing age, largely from the skilled worker or professional groups which are able to contribute most to the Armenian economy." (39)
The case study of a UK based multinational--Magenta Europe Limited--and its approach to enabling knowledge sharing and transfer by repatriates, therefore will offer an addition to current literature.
"So we have asked the Labour Ministry to examine the possibility of reducing the years that are demanded for residence in Cyprus -- meaning the 20 years -- so a repatriate from South Africa can be entitled to a social pension," said Fakontis.
''Repatriates were not only those who wanted to return home three or four years after the start of the program.''
It is well understood that repatriates want their companies to value their international experience.
The vast majority returned to France, where they settled disproportionately in the warmer southern departments, as the earlier repatriates had done.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said they provided the airfare and P5,000 cash dole-out to each of the repatriates, and likewise covered the domestic airfare of 25 of the repatriated workers who were mostly from Mindanao.
One of the questions we wanted to address was whether spouses' attitudes were equally important in determining adjustment to being home and ultimately the organizational commitment of repatriates.
The repatriates, composed of 89 females, 27 males, including nine children, arrived from Dubai aboard a Philippine Airlines flight on Sunday morning and were accompanied by Vice Consul Elizabeth Picar Ramos of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai.
The repatriates were then transferred to the BRP Lapu-Lapu at the Sarangani port before the final leg of the journey home to Davao City.