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American Expat Living in Singapore - Interview with Lucy Day

Singapore is a city and a tiny island country in Southeast Asia. The culture is very Chinese but there are multiple types of Chinese heritage here, and Malay, Indian, and European heritage as well. The dominant language is English but half a dozen others are common. The country is only 50 years old and yet it's been a fantastic economic success. New infrastructure projects are always underway, and it's not for nothing that people joke that the national bird is the construction crane. I did a three-month... Read on...
  • British Expat Living in Portugal - Interview with Kev2 days ago A 36-year-old English language teacher and writer from the UK, Kev has been living in Lisbon for two years, after stints in Turkey and Poland. He came to teaching and living abroad late, aged 31, after a decade working as a financial data analyst but has no doubt...
  • British Expat Living in Spain - Interview with John3 weeks ago My wife, Sue, and I sold up in the UK and moved here to the north of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, in 2013 after she retired. I continued to run my business remotely from here for a couple of years before closing it in early 2015. For a few years...
  • American Expat Living in Brazil - Interview with Jeanie4 months ago Jeanie is a thirty year old who loves to bake, sew, and read when she's not binge-watching Friends on Netflix. She also loves to run, but since arriving in Governador Valadares, Brazil, she's found it a bit too hot. She emigrated from the United States, where she...
  • Finnish Expat Living in Canada - Interview with Melissa4 months ago Melissa's life got turned upside down after she fell in love with a Canadian during her studies in the UK. A few years later she now finds herself in French-speaking Canada, without a plan and without really speaking French. Always looking for new adventures,...
  • Dutch Expat Living in Peru - Interview with Tess & Antonio4 months ago After living in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Lima, Peru and extensive periods of traveling through South America Tess and Antonio are planning to move to The Netherlands later this year. It will be the first time that they as a couple have lived together in one of...

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FATCA and complicated tax codes spur US citizenship renunciation

The huge rise in the number of Americans giving up their citizenship is being blamed on confusing tax codes and the introduction of FATCA. In the year 2008, just 231 US citizens renounced their heritage and gave up their citizenship, but 2015 saw a record number of 4,279 Americans following suit, a 20 per cent rise on the number in 2014. A recent survey revealed 70 per cent of the 2015 number cited financial regulations and tax as the reasons for their renunciation. In November last year, the US government attempted to stem the... Read on...

Other Global News...

  • Shrinking Hong Kong financial sector causes falling rents30 Sep Downturns in Hong Kong’s financial sector have resulted in cheaper apartments in many locations popular with expats. Falling rents in a number of favourite expat neighbourhoods are being seen as signs of the continuing downturn in the island’s financial...
  • New UK law forces British banks to allow expat accounts30 Sep Discrimination by British banks against UK expats with no ties to the country wishing to open accounts is now against the law. For some years, British banks have refused to open accounts for UK expats living overseas, and have even closed existing accounts....
  • Benefit of expat presence in Qatar outweighs disadvantages29 Sep Whatever the local feelings about the huge number of expats in Qatar, it’s a fact the emirate benefits enormously from their expertise, economic stimulus and cost effectiveness. Qatar’s total population is around 2.3 million, with expats in the emirate far...
  • UK and expat investors stymied by untimely death of scammer29 Sep An expat fraudster working in the UK and Spain has died unexpectedly, leaving her investor victims unable to trace millions of euros. Wendy Smart, also known as Wendy Jeffery, died before the estimated four million euros of investor money could be located. The...
  • LMIM investor group plans legal action in UK and other jurisdictions29 Sep A victims’ group attempting to get redress for the LM Investment Management Ponzi scheme collapse is investigating the feasibility of legal action in the UK and other jurisdictions. The LMIM scandal is perhaps this century’s most damaging example of...
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