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Indian Expat Living in Saudi Arabia - Interview with Taher

Dr. Taher is a Paediatrician and Writer. He hails from Mumbai,India. He is a keen observer, a nature-lover, an amateur photographer, a birder, an amateur cook, and an avid net-surfer. He loves to make friends from all over the globe. He enjoys travelling, and a lot of the blog that he writes from Saudi Arabia features his solo travels over this land. He is married and has two daughters. Taher's expat blog is called Dr. Taher of Arabia (see listing here) The lone garden in Al MuwayhHere's the interview with Taher... Where are you originally from? I come from Mumbai. I was born there, and I completed my medical graduation as well as post-graduation there. In which country and city are you living now? I am actually living in a small village in the Makkah region of Saudi Arabia. This village (Al Muwayh) is located bang in the south-central part of KSA and has a population of less than 7000. In fact, there are more camels and goats here than humans, as I jokingly say to my friends. How long have you lived in Saudi Arabia and how long are you planning to stay? I came... Read on...
  • American Expats Living in Croatia - Interview with Ana & Frank1 day ago Ana and Frank are currently living in Croatia, after moving here from Tampa Florida in 2010. Their family is not only a blended family because this is a second marriage for both of them, but they are also a blend of cultures on a journey to make a better life for...
  • American Expat Living in Italy - Interview with Scott2 days ago Scott Bergstein and Jessica Coup walked away from their lives in corporate America to grow olives in Puglia, the "heel of the boot" that is the Italian peninsula, and to radically change their lifestyle. Their journey has been much more than a simple relocation...
  • US Expat Living in France - Interview with Margery3 days ago Margery is a single mother of three children, living in a rural part of the South of France for a year to experience a different culture and travel as much as possible while in Europe. She loves to cook, eat, adventure and share all of this with family and...
  • Indian Expat Living in South Africa - Interview with Namrata5 days ago Namrata is an Indian expat living in Johannesburg. Not too long ago, she decided to quit her cushy job with an investment management firm in India to follow her husband to the rainbow nation – South Africa, and became a 'trailing spouse.' Namrata's expat blog is...
  • American Expat Living in South Korea - Interview with Alison6 days ago Alison and her partner in crime, Kenny, are currently living in South Korea. They met while teaching at an elementary school back in the U.S. and took their love of education and traveling abroad. These days, you can generally find Alison exploring and hiking...

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Expat savers rates may rise in early 2015

Expat savers frustrated by the literal lack of interest in their fixed term savings accounts may see a light at the end of the tunnel by the second quarter of 2015. Although, earlier this month, the Bank Of England’s Monetary Policy Committee failed to upgrade its legendarily low interest rate of 0.5 per cent, analysts predict that easing will come in early 2015. Expat savers have been cutting living costs to the bone since 2009 saw the introduction of the rate. Bets are on that rates will rise before next May’s General... Read on...

Other Global News...

  • Former Dubai expats plan trip down memory lane17 Apr Expats who helped build the businesses which brought Dubai from a desert oasis to its present cosmopolitan luxury and wealth are hoping to revisit the city by invitation. Those working in Dubai during its transformation still hold fond memories of simpler times...
  • Strong pound boosts expat spending power in South Africa, Turkey and Thailand17 Apr As the pound strengthens along with the recovery in the UK, a newly-introduced online currency index will help travellers and expats to select the countries with the most favourable rates. Fluctuating currency rates are an endless worry for most expats on UK...
  • Kuwait considers scrapping expat fuel subsidy and reducing electricity subsidy17 Apr Expats in Kuwait could find their petrol and electricity bills soaring if the Kuwait parliament agreed a proposal to scrap the expat fuel subsidy and cut the subsidy on electricity charges. According to a recent report, the Kuwaiti parliament is prioritising...
  • FCA warns insurers to treat clients fairly on pensions advice 15 Apr In yet another move to protect savers at home and abroad from mis-sold investments, the FCA has warned insurers, IFAs and pension providers against disadvantaging clients when advising on the recent changes in annuity law. The regulator is to issue a set of...
  • Advice for expat confusion over living in Singapore 15 Apr Given that Singapore is now the most expensive world city for expat living, a few useful pointers can ensure financial survival as well as having a great time. Most expats arrive in the booming city aiming to stay several years at most, and rush out to rent an...
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