Expat India News

Latest 10 news items tagged India

13 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Thailand hospital business expects boom in medical tourism

According to research by the Kasikorn Bank’s research centre, the profitable private hospital business in Thailand is expected to grow further during 2018. Literally millions of foreign patients, including expat residents as well as medical tourists are expected to visit Thai private hospitals by the end of 2018. The split is expected to be some 2.5 million medical tourists and just under a million expatriates living in the Kingdom. Last year, medical tourists accounted for 2.4 million visits, with expat numbers at 900,000....
8 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Costa del Sol official tells expat mom her mixed race son isn’t hers

An expat mom attempting to renew her son’s ID document was told by a Spanish civil servant she didn’t believe the boy was hers. Suzanne Dave, originally from Cheshire and married to a Spanish national, was trying to renew her son Arun’s NIE identity document at the Torre del Mar police station when an officer repeatedly told her the boy wasn’t hers as there was no family resemblance. Suzanne left the police station in tears, and the blatant discrimination has left her in shock. Speaking with reporters from a local English...
30 May at 6 PM 2018

Expat teachers in Mumbai now call India home

Expat teachers are flocking to Mumbai from across the world due to the increasing number of international schools opening in the city. Experienced educators from Europe, Canada and the USA are now learning to adapt their teaching styles to those of an Indian classroom at the same time as introducing Western education's best practices. In their personal lives, they’re bonding with various expat communities as well as sharing their interest in India’s fascinating culture and long history. Importantly, they're introducing local...
23 May at 6 PM 2018

Is Brexit responsible for reestablishing expat ghettos

Is Brexit about to be a spur for bringing together the British expat community in France? For decades, the focus of the British expat community across the channel in France seems to have been integration into the French community rather than taking an active part in both ethnic groups. Occasional articles in the English language media seem to suggest it’s the ‘done thing’ to become more French than the French and reject one’s own nationality in favour of a new model. As the cancer of racial intolerance spurred on by Brexit...
20 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Shanghai expat community gives its view on its members

Expat communities aren’t always one big, happy family, according to a recent Shanghai media survey. Shanghai is officially the most popular Chinese mega-city for expats, with literally several hundred thousand making up the expatriate community. The vast majority are enriching the city with their contributions, but what do expats in general think about their co-inhabitants? Nowhere’s perfect, and every community has its rogue elements committing indecent, immoral and even unlawful behaviour. The good, the bad and the...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Cyprus golden visas spur huge hike in property prices

A new report has revealed the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is now a favourite location for expat property investors. The recently-released Cyprus Real Estate Marker Report shows real estate purchased by foreign buyers in 2017 has soared over the 2016 totals by 33 per cent. Limassol and Paphos were the most popular locations on the island for buyers from overseas, with purchases in the two regions making up almost three-quarters of the island’s total foreign transaction-related real estate revenue. Sales in Limassol were mostly...
11 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Two Dubai expats face 500 year jail sentences for massive financial fraud

Following their arrest in 2016, the two traders were finally found guilty and sentenced to 500 years’ imprisonment for their involvement in a $200 million currency trading scam. Ryan Fernandez and Sydney Lemos, both currency traders, had defrauded clients through their Exential Group firm and were first arrested when an investor claimed promised returns had not been paid out. Following the complaint, the Dubai government’s Department of Economic Development ordered the business to cease trading. The pair had touted investments...
11 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Thai property developers competing to provide sheltered complexes for elderly expats

Thailand has been a popular retirement destination for some years, attracting Western expats from the USA and UK as well as from other first world countries. As with a good number of other world countries, Thailand is an ageing society due mainly to a huge fall in birth rates. It’s also an increasingly favoured destination for elderly expats looking for warm weather, good service and a reasonable cost of living. Healthcare is important, with private hospitals setting up to deal with the demand from both expat retirees and the ageing...
28 Mar at 6 PM 2018

Dubai expat parents worried about school reopening dates

Dubai expat parents are growing concerned about the lack of information on September's school year starting dates. At this time of year, it’s usual for expat parents to be advised by their children’s schools as to their September re-opening dates following the long Spring Break holidays. Some parents are finding it difficult to decide on travel plans for overseas holidays, whilst others are concerned that all may not be well with the schools themselves. For the majority of private schools in the emirate and across the UAE, July 5...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2018

Indian millionaire exodus due to regulatory overkill

If you’re a multimillionaire, you can live where you please but, for the Indian mega-rich, the grass is definitely greener overseas than in the home country. Over the past four years, almost 23,000 millionaires have deserted India for fresh fields and overseas pastures new, according to research co-ordinated by an internationally famous wealth management firm. The survey took in 150,000 mega-wealthy expat Indians and analysed the reasons why a good proportion were happier elsewhere in the world. Unsurprisingly, the motivation to...