Expat India News

Latest 10 news items tagged India

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...
16 Mar at 6 PM 2018

Expat engineers in Kuwait panic over work visa renewals

The sudden enforcement of a new Kuwaiti work visa law has left hundreds of expat engineers in a state of panic. The new law, brought in by Kuwait’s Public Authority for Manpower, has hit hard on expat engineers in the process of renewing their work permits, as it’s now mandatory to present a no-objection certificate. The newly-required certification can only be had by application to the Kuwait Society of Engineers and requires expats to have graduated from an accredited university on the KSE’s list. The sudden change in the...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2018

Shortage of real Indian curries in Spain inspires new expat aimed business

British expats in Spain and France are to get authentic curry kits from a new Derbyshire start-up. If there’s one thing that Brits living in Spain and France miss, it’s the authentic Indian curries served up all over the UK in takeaways and restaurants owned by equally authentic curry chefs. However, relief is now at hand thanks to an innovative start-up business run by two Derbyshire-born sisters, Nilam and Veena. Curry on Cooking was conceived when Nilam moved to Spain and discovered Indian curries were not on the menu due to...
9 Mar at 6 PM 2018

Spain celebrates inspiring expat females on International Women’s Day

Nine expat women based in Spain over the past 80 years are being honoured by local Spanish media March 8 is International Women’s Day, during which exceptional women and their achievements are celebrated across the world. This year’s celebration has an extra edge, in that it’s also a call for the implementation of gender parity in business and in life in general. Spanish-based English language newspaper The Olive Press has published a celebration of its own, praising nine exceptional expat women who’ve made their mark in...
6 Mar at 6 PM 2018

Choosing the best expat hospital by its rating is a risk

One of the most important decisions expats need to make when choosing an overseas destination for retirement or a new job is the availability of quality medical care. Many private hospitals overseas are now using rating systems, considered as the equivalent of the ‘star’ system for hotels. However, relying on ratings when deciding where to settle may be the wrong way to get a high standard of medical care, as the ratings may have been purchased from the expanding number of organisations offering inspections and so-called official...