Expat India News
Latest 10 news items tagged India
16 May at 6 PM 2013
The World Value Survey’s map of every world country’s level of racial tolerance was used by Swedish researchers to determine the relationship between racism and economic freedom.
The report by Swedish economists was prompted by one of many questions asked in the original survey of respondents in 80 world countries. The question was simple, with people asked to identify the types of people they’d dislike as neighbours.
One check-listed answer was people of another race’, which led the economists to reason that countries in...
15 May at 6 PM 2013
The Spanish government’s latest scheme to reinvigorate the country’s dying property market is drawing a rush of interest from non- European Union investors.
The property investment visa guarantees residency permits to buyers of Spanish homes costing more than half a million euro, and is set to become active from July. Automatic residency is granted to owners of said property, and is also to be extended to spouses and children, although it will only be valid for as long as the property is owned.
The finer details of the plan are...
30 Apr at 6 PM 2013
Recent reports of violence and rape in India
have damaged the country’s attraction as an expat workplace, with many now heading for Middle East and Asian destinations.
The results from a survey of over 2,000 expat professionals keen to work in India
are disturbing, with 72 per cent of those surveyed now setting their sights on the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and several Middle Eastern countries. Only 38 per cent are still willing to accept work in India
In 2012, India
saw a rise in the hiring of expat professionals of 18...
12 Mar at 6 PM 2013
A recent survey of just under 2,000 Canadians revealed that 70 per cent of respondents are in favour of tougher immigration rules.
The survey, carried out by Forum Research, seems to have logged on to Canadian nationals’ fears that migrants will take jobs intended for Canadian workers. The results indicate that slowing down the flow of immigration is the preferred option for over two-thirds of the country’s residents.
However, the study also indicated that most residents who were in favour of less migration felt that...
28 Feb at 6 PM 2013
A combination of the Spanish property scandal, the recession and Spanish unemployment has seen real estate prices crash, with expats now picking up the bargains.
It seems that bad news for Spanish homeowners and those who lost out over the still-unresolved expat property scandal has become good news for would-be expats hoping to pick up a bargain. Prices have fallen considerably across Spain’s regions, with each region having its own significant differences which affect demand.
For example, at the present time British buyers are...
13 Feb at 6 PM 2013
After approaches to New Zealand’s immigration authorities by concerned companies, the description ‘other spatial scientist’ has been added to the skill shortage listings.
For would-be migrants slightly confused by the Kiwi description of the skill, the basics for qualification under the new classification are a bachelor’s degree in either geography or computer science and at least two years of post-graduate employment including work experience in GIS applications. The classification makes qualifying for a residence and work...
31 Jan at 6 PM 2013
Immigration New Zealand has posted a global warning about a recently-discovered scam involving huge payments by Singaporean students for non-existent job offers.
A job offer from a New Zealand company is a necessary requirement in the essential skills work category’s visa application regulations. The fraudsters targeted mainly Indian
students in Singapore, offering fake IT and food and beverage preparation positions for which they charged up to $4,000.
The job offers were printed with the letterhead of the Kelly Services...
23 Jan at 6 PM 2013
After two consecutive years of posting operating losses, Indian
low-cost carrier SpiceJet is planning to slash the number of its expat pilots in a bid to return to profitability.
Beginning immediately, the company will operate all flights of their Boeing 737 fleet with local pilots, and are introducing other cost-cutting measures such as changes in flight crew schedules. The only foreign pilots to be retained will fly its 15 turbo-prop Bombardier Inc. Q400 planes.
According to SpiceJet’s CEO, South African Neil Mills, the expat...
22 Jan at 6 PM 2013
Whilst job-seeing migrants from the West are praising Canada’s new Federal Skilled Worker programme, their Indian
equivalents fear they will lose their chance to migrate.
migrants make up 33 per cent of all new entrants to Canada, but the imminent introduction of the new scheme has led to the closing of other skilled migrant programmes to new applications. Worse still, the many thousands of applicants on the waiting list for processing have now been informed the list has been deleted and that they must reapply.
7 Jan at 6 PM 2013
Global companies with branches in fast-growing emerging markets such as India
, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Brazil are experiencing difficulties in providing expat workers’ health care.
Companies attracting expat workers are expected to cover healthcare benefits and services as part of employment packages for a growing number of expat staff heading for the world’s emerging economies. Problems are arising as employers have little or no experience or knowledge of local facilities or their cost-effectivity.
The situation is...