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18 Aug at 6 PM

Surge in young professionals looking to emigrate

Relocation companies are seeing a surge in the numbers of younger professionals looking to leave their countries of birth. For several decades, demographics related to expats have shown older professionals and retirees as the two main groups looking to emigrate, but a recent survey seems to have overturned the balance. The study,...
18 Aug at 6 PM

Long term expats still nostalgic about British aspects of life

However long Britons have lived overseas, there are few who won’t admit to missing certain aspects of their former lives. Emigrating can be exciting, scary and challenging as well as slightly saddening, especially if the move was planned as a permanent departure from the country of birth. However well they’ve adjusted to their new,...
18 Aug at 6 PM

Brit expats in Spain warned about killer drug

A toxic painkiller banned in the USA and most of Europe is being pushed by Spanish doctors over safer drugs in spite of protests from informed expat patients. The dangerous painkiller, known as Nolotil or Metamizole, has been banned in Europe and the USA but is a favourite with Spanish GPs who prescribe it for a variety of painful ailments...
17 Aug at 6 PM

UK expats warned sterling to fall below euro by 2018

Worse is yet to come for British state pensioner expats as a major investment bank warns the value of sterling will have crashed to below that of the euro by early 2018. In an FX Overview note sent out to clients last Friday, analysts at Morgan Stanley predicted the value of the pound sterling is due to fall to below the value of the euro...
17 Aug at 6 PM

Brit expat pensioner loses jewellery worth €10,000 to fake electrician

A British pensioner living on the Costa del Sol has been robbed of her jewellery valued at €10,000 by a thief posing as an electrician. Patricia Vause, an 88 year-old expat from York, has lived in Ronda en al Mar on the Costa del Sol for the past 30 years since she left her job as a career civil servant at the UK’s Ministry of...
17 Aug at 6 PM

Dubai population explosion down to expats

Already one of the world’s fastest growing conurbations, Dubai’s population is expected to double by 2027. Researchers at UAE University have released the results of a study claiming the population of Dubai will double over the next 10 years, with the soaring numbers due to an ever-increasing number of expatriates. Expats have already...
16 Aug at 6 PM

Seoul expats on fears of nuclear war

Whilst the increasing instability of tensions between the USA and North Korea is causing concern across the planet, what are the feeling of expats in South Korea who’re in the direct firing line? Expats living in Seoul’s international Itaewon district have everything to lose should even a non-nuclear conflict be the result of Trump’s...
16 Aug at 6 PM

Qatar fights back with 80 country visa free scheme

As the Gulf State diplomatic boycott of Qatar drags on with no apparent solution, the wealthy little emirate is fighting back. Qatar’s latest weapon against the economic damage being caused by the June 5 boycott is a new law granting visa-free entry to citizens of no less than 80 world countries. According to the head of Qatar’s...
16 Aug at 6 PM

The Saudi take on the expected expat exodus

Will Saudi Arabia’s commanding position as a hub for highly-paid expat professionals end due to oil price falls and wars? As with the rest of the Gulf States, expat workers at all levels make up the majority of Saudi Arabia’s total population. Increasing financial pressures and restrictive laws are expected to eventually cause the...
15 Aug at 6 PM

UAE laws female expats need to know

Many women moving to the UAE either for work or as trailing spouses are confused as to their rights and obligations in UAE law. Being male and moving to the UAE is tricky enough as regards laws, cultural aspects and correct behaviour patterns, but for women it’s a potential nightmare. Former freedoms and legal entitlements are thrown...
15 Aug at 6 PM

Bali expats plan ultra marathon to fund kids education

Seven disadvantaged Balinese children will be the beneficiaries of an 84km coast-to-coast fundraiser marathon organised by two expat runners. Briton Tom Hickman and his Russian running mate have lived on Bali for several years, enjoying the lifestyle and running regularly as a hobby. Hickman told local media the idea of the marathon was...
15 Aug at 6 PM

Expat landlords at risk of property pension shortfall

Tax changes are putting expat landlords at risk of falling profits on UK property investments. As many as two million property investors, a good number of whom are expatriates, are at risk of a shortfall in rental profits due to tax changes. According to the National Landlords’ Association, a new method of calculating mortgage interest...
14 Aug at 6 PM

Algarve still first choice for expat retirees

Portugal’s spectacular Algarve region is top of the list for expat retirees for the fourth year running. A recent report by Live and Invest Overseas has awarded the Algarve region of Portugal first place as the perfect retirement destination. Researchers cited every aspect of the physically beautiful region as the reason why Portugal is...
14 Aug at 6 PM

Brit retirees gearing up to emigrate before Brexit

In spite of the uncertainty of expat rights post-Brexit, UK retirees are queuing up to emigrate, with Spain, France and Portugal all favourite destinations. Financial advisers whose businesses serve would-be expats relocating to destinations within the European Union have seen a doubling of enquiries from British retirees over the past year...
14 Aug at 6 PM

Brit expatriates in Guam stay cool over North Korean threats

Britons living and working on Guam are determined to keep cool and keep drinking in spite of North Korea’s threat. Guam is a tropical paradise for expats living and working on the island, as well as a favourite destination for large number of tourists every year. Both sectors, along with the island’s indigenous population, will be in...
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  • "The law has been passed this week and Spain offers arguably the most attractive "Golden Visa" option in Europe. We should not expect this to move the market in Spain. We are talking about investment over €500,000, the luxury end. And nationwide we would expect no more than a few hundred transactions in the first year. But it is a positive..." left by La Vida Spain on New Spanish property investment visa draws Chinese and Russians
  • "After reading about the expats survey in our local freebie paper and deciding to take part, logging on to this left me quite bamboozled as to where the survey is, there seems to be no sign of it. I suggest if a survey is being conducted under whatever guise a list of questions be published for expats to answer. Otherwise this survey is..." left by Brian Milnes on Massive new independent expat survey now live online
  • "The article is quite clear and as usual in this country ( spain) because I live in a remote area I only find things out accidently or by being surprised and fined. I don't understand how the European parliament does not act against this type of 'robo'. It is so frustrating to see a corrupt and authoritarian Spanish government get away with..." left by john porro on Spain to apply stealth tax to residents with solar power
  • "Absolutely right - already we have been receiving requests from cliets based in Italy to look at how they can 'avoid' the new regime. The Italian government is shooting itself in the foot on this one - people will relocate!" left by TaxTeddy on Changes to Italian tax regime to hit hard on expats
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