Expat India News

Latest 10 news items tagged India

2 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Expats in Russia caught up in early contract terminations

Expats working on contract in Russia are being discriminated against by having their contracts cancelled early and being replaced by workers from central and eastern Europe. Recruiting firms in Russia are reporting increasing instances of Western expat professionals having their contracts terminated early and being replaced by either Russian workers or expats from eastern and central Europe. Although uniquely-skilled foreign workers are still much in demand, it’s cheaper for cash-strapped companies to hire Russians and northern...
1 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Cheapest world destinations for impecunious expats

Whatever the reason you’re desperate to desert your home country, if you’ve limited funds you need to research the cheapest world destinations before you start packing. Expats become expats for a variety of reasons, one of which is they’ve fallen out of love with the country of their birth. This alienation is tricky to deal with, especially if you’re cash-strapped or on a less than generous pension and have little in the way of savings. Obviously, the place to look is online, with price comparison sites taking in just about...
31 Aug at 6 PM 2016

India becoming more popular with expats due to its low cost of living

India has always been popular with backpackers and alternative lifestyle travellers, but it’s now climbing the popularity charts as a more conventional expat destination. The sub-continent's dismal rating in last year’s InterNations survey has improved this year by seven places, with the boost due to its low cost of living and improving economic status. Now ranked 49th out of 67 worldwide destinations, its only problem is the vast difference between Western culture and that of the ancient land. As regards working overseas,...
19 Aug at 6 PM 2016

EU based retirees fear loss of UK state pension increases

Many thousands of UK state pensioners living in the EU fear losing their rights to regular pension increases due to the post Brexit fallout. The expat communities of Spain and, to some extent, France, are crammed with UK citizens who’d made the choice between poverty in Britain and comparative comfort abroad. Many sold their UK homes in order to buy an apartment in one of the Andalusian coastal resorts, and have been living within their means on just their UK state pension. With the advent of Brexit, their financial security may...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Unconventional destinations for adventurous British expats

If the usual expat destinations have lost their appeal for the more adventurous British would-be emigrant, these five countries are well worth considering. Over 5.5 million Britons are believed to be living, working or retiring overseas, with the most popular destinations being Spain, Australia, Ireland, Canada and the USA. Great weather and cultural similarities are attractions in themselves, but for those who don’t want to be encased in a Little Britain scenario, there are other interesting choices out there. Provided the...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Expats deliberately targeted in Dhaka terrorist attack

Radical Islam’s hatred of non-Moslems has spread to relatively peaceful Bangladesh, focusing mainly on local targets such as liberals until the murderous attack which killed 26 people. The Holey Artisan Bakery café and eatery where the terrorist attack took place was known as an elite meeting point for businessmen, journalists, politicians and those in diplomatic service at overseas embassies. According to an official from the Bangladeshi security ministry, the militants had issued warnings to local people to stay clear of the area...
6 Jun at 6 PM 2016

21st century changes to the expat demographic

Nowadays, expats come in many guises, from those relocating overseas to work through modern-day backpackers to single women, retirees, adventure seekers and even digital nomads. In the days way back when, expatriates were sent abroad to work in a similar manner to when Britain ruled the waves as a colonial power. Very few people actually decided to get up and go where their fancy took them. Nowadays, it’s very different, with the trend set up decades ago having developed into a lifestyle choice for millions of people of all...
30 May at 4 PM 2016

Expat safety survey takes in 230 world cities

A recent survey has revealed that, although most expats believe European cities are relatively safe, the top-scoring locations are the most expensive. In spite of the recent horrific terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, the majority of expats still believe Europe to be the safest continent for working relocations or retirement. The study took in political stability, crime in general, the effectiveness of local police forces and each country’s relationship with its bordering nations, surveying 230 popular expat...
19 May at 6 PM 2016

Expats in Saudi to be forced to have private health insurance

Given that health care is one of the most expensive necessities for moving overseas, Saudi Arabia’s setting up of a private health plan for all expats would seem to be a good idea. According to online reports, the Saudi government’s new, compulsory private health plan will be backed by insurers and linked to more than 2,500 hospitals in the kingdom. The majority of Western expats in high-level professional positions either have heath insurance or can afford private care, but the huge number of expats from India, Bangladesh and...
5 May at 6 PM 2016

White Rolls Royce plays part in Dubai expat luxury car purchase scam

The Dubai car purchase scammer and his VIP Rolls Royce have found yet another victim. Known as a serial car thief, the fraudster’s convincing modus operandi has caught yet another expat looking to sell his luxury car. An unsuspecting foreign executive who offered his 2013 BMW-6 series sedan on a classified ads website is the latest to fall for the clever crook. The fraudster called the car owner pretending to be a bona fide buyer, and arranged to view the BMW immediately. He gave his wife’s immediate need for a car whilst he...