Expat India News
Latest 10 news items tagged India
14 Aug at 6 PM 2018
Are expats mostly too busy seeing the world through new eyes to be concerned about how the world sees them?
The focus of a recent survey was somewhat different from the usual run of annual online expat questionnaires about living costs, liveability, salaries and suchlike as it measured expats’ beliefs of how their new communities feel about them. Words and phrases such as ‘a burden’, ‘good or ill feelings’, ‘rude’, ‘vital’ and ‘insensitive’ were all used to identify expats’ takes on how they’re perceived by...
17 Jul at 6 PM 2018
By 2021, the total number of expatriates scattered across the world is expected to reach over 85 million.
Expatriation in the present day is a far cry from its 19th century origins, when various wealthy empires sent their representatives to keep the natives down whilst plundering the resources of their lands. Huge numbers of present day expats also have money on their minds, whether it’s to send home to their families or to work overseas for a salary they could only dream of back where they came from. However, becoming an expat...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2018
According to research by the Kasikorn Bank’s research centre, the profitable private hospital business in Thailand is expected to grow further during 2018.
Literally millions of foreign patients, including expat residents as well as medical tourists are expected to visit Thai private hospitals by the end of 2018. The split is expected to be some 2.5 million medical tourists and just under a million expatriates living in the Kingdom. Last year, medical tourists accounted for 2.4 million visits, with expat numbers at 900,000....
8 Jun at 6 PM 2018
An expat mom attempting to renew her son’s ID document was told by a Spanish civil servant she didn’t believe the boy was hers.
Suzanne Dave, originally from Cheshire and married to a Spanish national, was trying to renew her son Arun’s NIE identity document at the Torre del Mar police station when an officer repeatedly told her the boy wasn’t hers as there was no family resemblance. Suzanne left the police station in tears, and the blatant discrimination has left her in shock.
Speaking with reporters from a local English...
30 May at 6 PM 2018
Expat teachers are flocking to Mumbai from across the world due to the increasing number of international schools opening in the city.
Experienced educators from Europe, Canada and the USA are now learning to adapt their teaching styles to those of an Indian
classroom at the same time as introducing Western education's best practices. In their personal lives, they’re bonding with various expat communities as well as sharing their interest in India’s fascinating culture and long history. Importantly, they're introducing local...
23 May at 6 PM 2018
Is Brexit about to be a spur for bringing together the British expat community in France?
For decades, the focus of the British expat community across the channel in France seems to have been integration into the French community rather than taking an active part in both ethnic groups. Occasional articles in the English language media seem to suggest it’s the ‘done thing’ to become more French than the French and reject one’s own nationality in favour of a new model. As the cancer of racial intolerance spurred on by Brexit...
20 Apr at 6 PM 2018
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
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
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
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...