Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

29 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Benefit of expat presence in Qatar outweighs disadvantages

Whatever the local feelings about the huge number of expats in Qatar, it’s a fact the emirate benefits enormously from their expertise, economic stimulus and cost effectiveness. Qatar’s total population is around 2.3 million, with expats in the emirate far outweighing the number of Qatari nationals. Frequent complaints are heard about the imbalance, usually focused on threats to Arab culture, traditions and heritage, but the truth is that Qatar would be in a far worse situation without its expat input. The majority of sectors in...
29 Sep at 6 PM 2016

LMIM investor group plans legal action in UK and other jurisdictions

A victims’ group attempting to get redress for the LM Investment Management Ponzi scheme collapse is investigating the feasibility of legal action in the UK and other jurisdictions. The LMIM scandal is perhaps this century’s most damaging example of investor fraud and is believed to have cost the 12,000 investors involved some A$750 million in losses. The investments were heavily pushed by mostly illegally working financial advisors in expat destinations including Hong Kong, Thailand and other Asian countries. LM Investor...
28 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Saudi Arabia employers now listing expat details on jobs website

Over two thousand expat professionals’ resumes have now been uploaded to a new government website as job cuts continue. The Kawadir Labor portal was recently opened as a response to the changing circumstances of employers and their expat employees due to the dramatic fall in oil prices. Both employers wishing to rid themselves of pricey expat services and employees who wish to move jobs can use the online portal. Saudi companies looking to hire highly-skilled expat professionals already in the kingdom are expected to find the...
28 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Eurostat survey reveals Spanish city with most expats

Statistics from a recently released Eurostat survey have confirmed Spain as the most popular of all European states for expat living. It’s old news that Spain is and always was the hottest destination for expats, especially retirees, with the results of a new Euro-survey identifying coastal Torrevieja in Alicante as holding the highest number of expats in the whole of Spain. Also known as the ‘city of salt’, the seaside town is home to 46 per cent of foreign residents, the majority of whom are retirees from the UK. Having...
28 Sep at 6 PM 2016

US expats in China using world view in vote for presidency

Americans living and working in China are finding they’re viewing the upcoming presidential election with a world view rather than as a purely domestic agenda. Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery was the scene last weekend of a Democrats Abroad event held to register US expat voters for the upcoming presidential election. Democrats Abroad is counted as a US state for voting purposes with 21 delegates up for grabs, a similar number to those in Alaska and Wyoming. Overseas supporters of the Democrat Party have been able to vote for a...
27 Sep at 6 PM 2016

US expat voters targeted as campaigns reach final weeks

Both sides in the upcoming US presidential election are aggressively targeting American expatriates, believing the expat vote may swing the results. Republican and Democrat campaigns are both actively wooing US expats following media suggestions that the hundreds of thousands of unregistered overseas voters may hold the key to the election result. Some 20 per cent of US citizens overseas are known to vote regularly, with the rest being aggressively canvassed to make their voices heard in this unique presidential poll. Both...
26 Sep at 6 PM 2016

US and UK expats arrested in Bangkok after body parts found in freezer

The English language media in Thailand is reporting three expats have been arrested in Bangkok after a police raid discovered dismembered body parts in a large freezer. UK national Peter Colter together with US nationals James Eger and Aaron Thomas are in custody after a Bangkok police raid connected with forged passports also revealed dismembered body parts in a freezer. Drugs and guns were also found on the premises. During the raid a gun battle ensued, with one policeman wounded. Fake passports, six guns, methamphetamine and...
22 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Expats love France for its quality of life

A respected online survey taking in the world’s major expat destinations has praised France for its quality of life. Although France in general received brickbats as well as praise, its quality of life for expats was rated a deserved fourth out of the 45 countries surveyed. The result was far in advance of the USA at 26th and the UK took a disappointing 30th place. Over two-thirds of expats living permanently in France said their quality of life had improved considerably since moving. One observation made by a good number of...
22 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Avaaz anti Trump campaign launches in London

The latest attempt to save the world from the unthinkable prospect of Donald Trump in the White House was launched in London on Wednesday. The campaign, organised and run by registered US charity Avaaz, is being promoted as the ‘October surprise which will end Trump’, and seeks to mobilise the more than eight million unregistered expat American voters living overseas. Its first initiative began on Wednesday, with campaigners marching from London’s University College to the Houses of Parliament along with an open-top bus blasting...
20 Sep at 6 PM 2016

US expat activists hoping expat voters will tip the election

As polls continue to predict a tight finish for the US presidential election, activists on both sides believe expat voters can make all the difference. Expat Americans living overseas are a massive, mostly untapped reservoir of voters numbering in their millions, the majority of whom rarely, if ever, bother to vote. Activists from both the Democrat and Republican camps are beginning to believe organising the expat vote may be the key to the final result. Over eight million US citizens are domiciled overseas, with a large number...