Expat India News

Latest 10 news items tagged India

8 Apr at 6 PM 2014

Emerging economies are best for high wages and quality of life

As the 2014 Expat Explorer gets underway, results from the 2013 poll are showing that emerging economies give the best chance of a good expat quality of life on a more than decent wage. Last year’s survey showed that expats in Asia are the highest-paid in the world, with those in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and China receiving remuneration packages higher than the global average. China and Indonesia had the highest number of expats earning over $250,000. The survey also showed that Europe was the worst place in the developed world...
1 Apr at 6 PM 2014

Britons make up one in every 20 Australians

According to the latest Australian census, the country hasn’t lost its popularity as an expat destination for disenchanted UK citizens, as 5 per cent of Oz’s total population are Britons by birth. A total of 1.1 million Brits are now living in Australia, according to the survey ,and outnumber New Zealanders, the second largest group, by more than double. The census also pinpoints immigration trends as regards location and marital status. Melbourne and Sydney are the most popular destinations for migrants, home to almost half the...
28 Mar at 6 PM 2014

Expats love Australia but worry about discrimination

A recently-released social study has revealed that migrants recently arrived in Australia love their new lives but are experiencing racial discrimination. The survey, carried out by Monarsh University in Melbourne, found that, although the vast majority of expats are happy to be in Australia, racism does exist in some communities. Discrimination was most felt amongst New Zealanders, with 26 per cent of those surveyed stating they had been victims of racially-motivated comments. In general, migrants from Asian countries were the most...
25 Mar at 6 PM 2014

British international schools abroad overrun by local students

International schools across the world, started for the purpose of teaching expat children a British curriculum, are now being overrun by local students. A recent study has revealed that some 80 per cent of places in overseas international schools are being grabbed by wealthy local people for their children. Expat families living and working overseas are gradually losing out on the chance to standardise their kids’ education in preparation for their return to UK schooling. Increasing growth in the market is noted in the Middle...
6 Feb at 3 PM 2014

Saudi government announces freeze on expat public contracts

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

Survey reveals UK pensioners would vote for a party willing to unfreeze expat pensions

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

Investor scams still ongoing in spite of tighter regulations

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

Students set to benefit from Australian easing of visa rules

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

Asia tops the world in 2013 survey for best expat destinations

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

Should expat children be sent to overseas boarding schools

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...