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21 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Research shows international schools hard hit by oil price crash

Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern international schools are facing an enrolment crisis due to the drastic fall in oil prices. Redundancies as well as shortened contracts in expat professional hubs are expected to have an unprecedented effect on enrolment in international schools. The Middle East is predicted to be worst hit, as contracts are shortened, redundancies kick in and expat professionals give notice and apply for more secure jobs elsewhere. Malaysia and Singapore are likely to be in the same position, with educational...
20 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Thailand Tourism Authority holds Bangkok event to attract more expats

The Expat 2016 fair is due to take place in Bangkok on October 1 and 2, aimed at attracting more expats as well as wealthy tourists. The Tourist Authority of Thailand, (TAT), better known for its imaginative predictions of massive increases in tourist numbers, is holding a two-day event in Bangkok aimed at attracting more long-stay expats as well as more wealthy tourists. The event, known as Expat 2016, is the first such to be held within the country and will also target foreign workers considering jobs in the Kingdom. It’s...
19 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Oman clamping down on work visas for female expat professionals

Female expat professionals who’ve been offered jobs in Oman are either having to wait over a year to be approved or their visa applications are simply being refused. According to the Times of Oman, female professionals who’ve applied for work visas in the Muslim country are facing long waits before the correct paperwork is provided, with those planning to work in certain male-dominated sectors are simply being refused a visa. An advisor to the Omani ministry told reporters that female job applicants are assessed on a...
16 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Oil price crash threatens Qatar economy and expat jobs

The effects of last year’s dramatic fall in energy prices are now threatening to change the face of Qatar and the lives of both locals and expat workers. Qatar’s formerly thriving economy relied on its position as the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas until lower oil prices kicked in due to a surplus of the ‘black gold’. The emirate has attempted to boost its revenues by increasing utility bills and severely restricting spending, but the inflationary effects of this strategy are now being felt across the...
12 Sep at 6 PM 2016

UK Treasury launches lost pension tracking project for Brit expats overseas

The UK Treasury’s new online project will hopefully be a godsend for long-term Brit expats who’ve lost track of their various employer pension plans. It’s estimated that the average UK worker will rack up around 11 different jobs over his or her working life, several of which will involve pension plans maturing on retirement. The Treasury’s project, to be known as the Pensions Dashboard, will help retirees who’ve lost track of the various schemes to see them all on one webpage, and is expected to be of especial value to...
8 Sep at 6 PM 2016

UK embassy launches social media campaign for new expat arrivals in UAE

The new ‘Checking In’ campaign aimed at UK expat workers newly arrived in the UAE follows on from the recent ‘Checking Out’ campaign aimed at Brit workers leaving the emirates after their contracts ended. September is the busiest time of year for new arrivals taking up jobs in the UAE, with the campaign aiming at providing useful tips on all aspects of settling into unfamiliar surroundings. The site, available on Facebook and Twitter, focuses on the paperwork and licenses expats need before they can start their new working...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2016

More reasons for Kuwait’s dismal survey result

As part of Kuwait’s new expat-related restrictions, the emirate’s parliament health committee is considering bringing in a compulsory private health insurance requirement for visitors. The latest in a series of xenophobic new rules, the health insurance requirement is to be fast-tracked through government procedures. Reasons given include a statement from officials that the high numbers of health tourists arriving for check-ups are causing Kuwaiti nationals to wait longer before being examined and treated. Another clampdown at...
10 Aug at 6 PM 2016

High flying expats in Dubai see salaries increase

Although the vast majority of international expats in Dubai are stuck in low-paying jobs, the brightest and best are on a roll and getting richer. Traditionally, Dubai’s high salaries have been the main attraction for the high numbers of professional expat workers flooding to the emirate. Nowadays, in spite of the dramatic fall in oil prices, the number of expats on fat pay packets is accelerating at a good rate as shown by data for the years 2009 to 2015. Seven years ago, the number of expats receiving salaries of over Dh10,00...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Overall cost of living in the UAE puts pressure on expats

UAE expat school fees, rents and the rising cost of everyday necessities are all putting unwelcome pressure on expat professionals working in the region. Although Dubai’s rents in general have been enjoying a welcome downturn, the emirate’s soaring cost of living is causing problems with budget balancing for the majority of expats in the region. According to a recent survey by National Bonds, utility bills, international school fees and housing costs are major concerns within the expat community. Around 48 per cent of...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Brit expats in Lauzun add fuel to Brexit legal challenge fires

The latest of the French protest groups begun by UK expats post-Brexit is determined to launch a legal challenge against the use of the Royal Prerogative. Fair Deal for Expats is based in the French town of Lauzun, home to a good number of British citizens who’ve spent their savings renovating historic French homes as part of their retirement plans.They strongly believe the possible plight of expats living in EU member states wasn’t even on the agenda when the referendum was conceived. The group’s founder, former solicitor...