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12 Dec at 6 PM

Which US cities are the most expat-friendly

If you’re dreaming of the perfect job somewhere in America, researching for the most expat-friendly destination is a good start. As with every world country's major conurbations, USA cities may or may not be especially expat-friendly, but feeling welcome is an essential if you’re going to succeed in a challenging new job as well as...
12 Dec at 6 PM

Luxembourg Home from Home is foodie heaven for homesick British expats

A pair of former City of London brokers in Luxembourg are cashing in on the expected influx of moneyed financiers by provided the best of Britain’s favourite comfort foods. John Hefferman and his business partner Mark Hollis saw a gap in the Luxembourg food market and filled it fast with a specialist store selling British favourites to...
12 Dec at 6 PM

Guide to your first expat Christmas in Germany

Expats living and working in Germany find themselves at the heart of traditional Christmas with glittering pine trees, endless fun things to do, and lots of delicious mulled wine. It could well be said that Germany invented the traditional Christmas enjoyed by the entire Western world. Christmas trees, now considered the icon of the...
11 Dec at 6 PM

Expats in Kuwait abandon public hospitals due to charges

Public hospitals in Kuwait are experiencing an almost total dearth of expat patients due to recently introduced charges of at least KH10 per day. A Kuwait Times report highlighted the formerly busy Sabah Hospital, giving the example of a single patient in an eight-patient ward who was packing to leave as he couldn’t afford the charges....
11 Dec at 6 PM

Gibraltar excluded as expat campaign groups reject Friday agreement

In spite of the EU and UK seemingly reaching agreement over the fate of EU and UK expats, it seems the Rock may be excluded from any deal and its British residents left to face post-Brexit life without a transition period. Brussels bureaucrats appeared to state Gibraltar would need an agreement with Spain over the Rock’s future in order...
11 Dec at 6 PM

Expats alerted to increase in fraudulent bank transfer scams

Criminals are ramping up their bank transfer scamming activities, with expat investors warned to take care when making bank transfers to UK solicitors The UK’s Payments System Regulator has issued a warning over a sophisticated bank transfer payment scam which netted scammers over a million pounds in the first half of this year. Some...
8 Dec at 6 PM

Deadly Delhi air pollution spurs expat choice between health and wealth

Delhi’s continuing problem with deadly air pollution is causing expat professionals on high salaries to wonder whether it’s worth exchanging years of their lives for a booming bank account. For over a month now, Delhi’s toxic smog has blanketed the city, causing zero visibility in many districts. Elderly expat residents who can just...
8 Dec at 6 PM

Expats and nationals in UEA condemn Trump move on Jerusalem

Government officials, Emiratis and expats living and working in the UAE are all in agreement that Trump’s Jerusalem declaration is totally unwarranted and poses a strong risk of damaging the entire Arab region’s fragile stability. Official notices of deep concern came from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation...
8 Dec at 6 PM

Expat Christmases in Taiwan

The Christmas holiday is a good time to check out your chosen expat destination, as there’ll be lots going on and you’ll get a chance to blend in with the local expat community. Christmas is celebrated in some way in many Asian countries as it’s a time for being with family and gift-giving even in non-Christian lands. The Buddhist...
7 Dec at 6 PM

Expat professionals demanding return to gold plated relocation packages

New research is revealing more and more expat professionals are unhappy with cuts to their relocation packages and are demanding a rerun of the ‘good old days’. In spite of the growing trend in many former favourite locations towards employing local talent, experienced expats are digging their heels in for extensive lifestyle and...
7 Dec at 6 PM

Thousands of expat government jobs should be filled by Emiratis

During a meeting last Wednesday, Abu Dhabi’s Federal National Council members were told that 8,000 government admin public sector jobs at present done by expats should be given over to Emirati citizens. Council members expressed their concerns over the high rate of unemployment in the country to Minister of State for Higher Education...
7 Dec at 6 PM

Paralysed Brit expat trapped in Dubai by warped legal system

British pensioner Malcolm Munroe is paralysed following a stroke in 2013 and is being detained in a Dubai hospital until his unpaid business debts are settled. Monroe’s massive stroke left him totally paralysed and only able to more his eyelids. Since December 2013 he’s been in Dubai’s Rashid Hospital after being judged a criminal...
6 Dec at 6 PM

All Hong Kong QROPS delisted by HMRC

British expats living in China as well as Chinese nationals with UK pension rights cannot now transfer their pension savings to a Hong Kong QROPS. In total, all 19 Hong Kong-based QROPS have been delisted by HMRC and are no longer included in the authority’s list of approved schemes. For expats living in China and planning to transfer...
6 Dec at 6 PM

British state pensioners have largest income drop of major world countries

It’s no wonder British pensioners have been queuing up to leave the UK for warmer, cheaper climes, as their state stipends are far below those of any other major world country. It’s official, Britain’s state pensioners are now at the bottom of the retirement league, with those unable to save for a private pension now undergoing...
6 Dec at 6 PM

Da Nang expats to strut their stuff at Expats got Talent show

As the formerly popular British X-factor spectacular finishes with more brickbats than compliments from fans and ex-fans, Vietnam’s Da Nang expat community is performing in its own show! Expats got Talent 2017 is the brainchild of the local Department of Culture and Sports along with a group of expats living and working in the...
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  • "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
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