Expat India News
Latest 10 news items tagged India
6 Feb at 3 PM 2014
A devastating announcement by the Saudi government that all expat public contracts are to be frozen has sent shock waves across the kingdom’s foreign communities.
Abdul Rahman al-Barrak, the Saudi Minister for Civil Services, has announced a freeze on all expat posts until qualified Saudi staff can be found. Last year, almost 12,000 expat public sector employees either lost their contracts or had job applications refused.
Al-Barrak confirmed that the move was aimed at the Saudization of the workforce, saying that every...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2014
A recent survey has shown welcome support for expat pensioners overseas who are struggling to manage on their frozen pensions.
The study’s results revealed that state pensioners living in the UK would vote for a political party which promised to unfreeze overseas pensions. The OnePoll survey, conducted on behalf of the International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP), found that, out of the 1,000 respondents, 41 per cent would put their vote to the best use for their compatriots living in the 120 countries where UK state...
17 Jan at 6 PM 2014
Over five years after the Madoff case hit world headlines, small-time fraudsters continue to trap unwary investors, with expats especially at risk.
Enforcement agencies in first world countries are upping the ante and catching more scammers than previously, but in many popular expat destinations as well as in the USA and UK, it’s business as usual from the fraudsters. A recent arrest in Indiana, USA involved an FA who’d defrauded his clients out of millions of dollars through dodgy deals.
Global investment firm CEO, Daniel...
4 Nov at 6 PM 2013
In order to breath new life into its ailing overseas student education sector, Australia is to announce measures simplifying the student visa process.
Immigration minister Scott Morrison along with education minister Christopher Pyne recently announced that the newly-elected coalition government is working to reverse the damage to the overseas student education sector caused by the previous Labour government. The higher education sector is worth billions of dollars, but has declined due to stringent student visa requirements and...
31 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Five Asian destinations swept the board to take top ratings for quality of expat life in the 2013 Expat Explorer survey.
The results of the 2013 version of HSBC International’s well-known Expat Explorer survey celebrated no less than five Asian destinations as tops for expat quality of life, integration and ease of setting up. Thailand ranked as number one, with China, Singapore, India
and Taiwan taking third, sixth, seventh and eighth positions in that order.
According to respondents resident in the Asian countries, it’s...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Most children of expats working abroad are sent to local international schools, but boarding schools in overseas location may have their advantages.
Wherever in the world you’re living, expat life gives you a unique chance of becoming a true global citizen, but deciding on the best education system for your children can be a strain. Many expat workers on shorter-term contracts in exotic locations prefer to send their youngsters to boarding schools in their home countries, especially if the location is less than safe or very remote...
7 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Since Spain introduced its offer of a residency visa for non-EU citizens dependent on a property purchase of over €500,000, real estate professionals have seen a change in expat buying habits.
Buyers from the UK still make up a good proportion of property purchases in France, accounting for 20 per cent of real estate deals. Brittany, Normandy, Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine are favourites, with Italian buyers concentrating on Paris and Provence.
Real estate prices are still falling in France, giving a good choice of properties and...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2013
A new study has revealed that the gap between the higher salaries traditionally paid to Western expats and the pay scale of similarly qualified Asian expats is shrinking fast.
The survey, by Cost of Living Middle East, notes that long-standing rumours that expat professionals in the emirate are paid by skin colour rather than professional expertise has some basis in fact. The good news for Asian expats is that the pay gap is narrowing.
Head analyst at the company Rebecca Wilson also notes that more Asians are being seen in the...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2013
As the escalating trend in EU states of offering residency to expat purchasers of upscale properties takes hold, Saudi’s high-earning expats are taking notice. At present, around five per cent of the expat high-earning elete are buying expensive European apartments in order to obtain residency permits.
Talal Samarquandi of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate Committee confirmed that the reason behind the purchases was to gain residency in a European country. The continuing weakness of the euro, he added, has also...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2013
doctor who was sentenced to 32 months in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a female patient has been seized by immigration officers and now awaits deportation..
Suhail Durani’s permanent residency was revoked after he was released from prison, and he has been fighting deportation ever since. He was convicted of the sexual assault of a 19-year old patient and the Perth hospital where he was employed, and had served his sentence in the city’s Casuarina prison.
After his release from prison last...