Expat Moving News

Latest 10 news items tagged Moving

16 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong expats now heading home in a hurry after travel warnings

As the protests continue and the risk of Chinese military action increases, expats in Hong Kong are looking for an exit strategy. Political turmoil resulting in safety concerns is spurring expatriate professionals to consider finding safer havens for their talent. Earlier this week the Canadian government issued a travel warning for those thinking about visiting the beleaguered city, with Canadian nationals already living and working on its main island seriously considering moving on before the seemingly-inevitable arrival of the...
12 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Rivers of sewage contaminate La Zenia and Palma due to torrential downpours

Expats and holidaymakers are struggling to avoid the rivers of sewage contaminating two favourite Spanish resorts. This year’s peak holiday season in Alicante and around a favourite Majorcan beach has been badly affected by sewage leaks attributed to heavy rainfall in both locations. Literally thousands of litres of untreated sewage have flooded the Costa Blanca region, cutting across the N332 coast road and filling the streets of La Zenia just south of Alicante before reaching a blue flag beach. The filthy flood is purported to...
6 Aug at 6 PM 2019

British pensioner saves his Thai wife from deportation

A British citizen’s Thai wife has been saved from deportation by her fast-thinking husband’s actions. British expat retiree Mark Leonardi met his wife-to-be in Isan’s Khon Kaen City 14 years ago and married her in 2015. The couple spent their time between Thailand and the UK, living in North London during their regular visits. In 2003, two years before he met and fell in love with Ngam Ngon, Mark was diagnosed with kidney disease and received a kidney transplant which failed, leaving him with a permanent need for dialysis. Added...
31 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in UAE taking advantage of sterling crash to repatriate savings

Due to the unprecedented fall in the sterling exchange rate, a good number of UAE-based Brit expats are sending money back to the UK. British expats living and working in the UAE are now moving savings and spare cash back to the UK, thus taking advantage of the worst exchange rate in a decade or more. As sterling sinks ever lower on the threat of a broken economy due to a no-deal exit from the EU, increasing numbers of British expatriates are cashing in on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For British professionals who arrived in...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2019

What do expat French bankers in London think of Boris?

What do French expat professionals in the UK banking sector think of Boris? Dramatic political moves based on manipulation tend to cause major disruption within expat communities, but the election of Johnson as UK prime minister comes at a time when millions of EU and UK expats are desperately hoping common sense will prevail. In London, the French expat community is strong and mostly working in finance, with French bankers in the front line should the dreaded no-deal become a reality. One brave expat-aimed website dared to...
23 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Western expats in Siem Reap fleeing Chinese takeover

Even before the Cambodian town of Siem Reap became an expat hub, tourists flocked to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. During the early days of the town’s tourism boom, a few long-staying expats had opened guest houses and hotels catering for the crowds arriving to stare in wonder at the imposing remnants of the site’s Khmer Buddhist temples and palaces. Pubs, bars and restaurants opened, mostly catering to foreign visitors, and long-stayers arrived after falling in love with the idea of living in the town. Pub...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Private bankers overwhelmed as Hong Kong millionaires transfer fortunes overseas

As the riots and marches continue in Hong Kong, jittery millionaires are transferring their cash to Singapore’s safe haven. Wealth managers and private bankers are being overwhelmed by enquiries as Hong Kong’s most wealthy residents struggle to get their cash out of the former British colony, even although the controversial extradition law seems to be dead in the water. One Singaporean wealth manager who prefers to remain anonymous told the media his firm had received a sizeable flow of new money originating in Hong Kong over the...
8 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait expat exodus causing rental market chaos

Kuwait city apartments are emptying fast due to the expat exodus. The increasing number of expatriates leaving Kuwait is now causing the emirate’s real estate sector real pain, with signs advertising rental apartments now decorating roadsides and buildings from Fahaheel as far as the city centre. Expat wage stagnation, the soaring cost of living and the growth of anti-foreigner sentiment is driving a mass exodus of workers. Although those leaving are mostly from the Filipino, Indian, Bangladeshi and Egyptian sectors, Western...
3 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expat returnees advised to head for Scotland's healthy living destinations

If you’re planning to return to the UK due to Brexit uncertainty, the healthiest places to settle are in Scotland. Many British expats at present living in EU member states are considering moving back to the UK rather than chancing the post-Brexit loss of healthcare and other human rights. Especially for expat retirees living in warmer, healthier climates, the choice of destination can be crucial as regards avoiding pollution and having access to uncrowded healthcare facilities. The result of recent research into the healthiest...
18 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expats growing ever more concerned about their futures as UK citizens

Concerns are growing amongst the already insecure British expat population in Ireland, as well as within the communities in France, the Netherlands and Germany. A recent study compared the views of British expats living in EU member states with those prevalent amongst Britons living in the home country. Expats in Ireland, Germany, France and the Netherlands are amongst those expected to bear the brunt of changes brought about by Britain’s leaving the EU. Over half of expat respondents to the survey admitted they were worried about...