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Sudden rise in British deaths in Thailand gives cause for concern

A British Foreign and Commonwealth Office report has shown the 2016 death rate figures of British citizens in Thailand increased by 27 per cent over the 2015 total. The FCO report, issued after the granting of a Freedom of Information request, showed the total number of deaths of British citizens in Thailand had jumped by over a quarter... Expats Blog -

Expats in Dubai urged to avoid long term insurance based investment plans

New arrivals in Dubai are being warned about commission-hungry IFAs peddling totally unsuitable, expensive long-term investment plans. Advice to expats starting out on the adventure of working in the Gulf States often includes the fact that retirement plans need to begin early on in order to generate enough capital for a successful... Expats Blog -

Learning Arabic gives expat professionals a competitive edge

Despite having long-term careers in Arab countries, the majority of expats admit theyâ??ve either failed to learn enough Arabic to get by or have no interest in learning the language. One popular English language newspaper, the Khaleej Times, recently conducted a poll on the subject, which revealed 81 per cent of respondents had never... Expats Blog -

Expats in Thailand warned to watch out for diphtheria

Almost totally eradicated in most world countries due to inoculations, diphtheria is still a risk for expats and visitors to Thailand. The potentially deadly disease is caused by a bacterial infection which attacks the nose, throat and windpipe, causing severe inflammation, difficulty swallowing and problems breathing. Itâ??s spread... Expats Blog -

Expat teachers offered serious cash bonuses to work in New Zealand

New Zealandâ??s education minister is renewing a previously cancelled cash bonus scheme aimed at persuading expat teachers to fill Aucklandâ??s desperate teaching shortages. Education Minister Nicky Kaye announced the New Zealand government will invest a million dollars in total to persuade expatriate Kiwi teachers to return as well as to... Expats Blog -

Retired US expats can live the good life on a budget

As prices increase across the USA, more and more retirees are becoming expats enjoying a better quality of life at far less cost. Americans, it seems, arenâ??t great at saving for retirement. A recent report released by the Economic Policy Institute suggests the average American retirement nest egg is as low as $5,000. Those getting close... Expats Blog -

An Open Letter To Radio 10

Dear Radio 10, I need to ask your help with something… Something life altering important. I need you to help me solve a mystery. The other night I was driving home in my car (since that is what I usually drive home in and driving home in someone else’s car would be both odd and illegal) while listening to a radio station. Show More Summary

Surge in young professionals looking to emigrate

Relocation companies are seeing a surge in the numbers of younger professionals looking to leave their countries of birth. For several decades, demographics related to expats have shown older professionals and retirees as the two main groups looking to emigrate, but a recent survey seems to have overturned the balance. The study,... Expats Blog -

Long term expats still nostalgic about British aspects of life

However long Britons have lived overseas, there are few who wonâ??t admit to missing certain aspects of their former lives. Emigrating can be exciting, scary and challenging as well as slightly saddening, especially if the move was planned as a permanent departure from the country of birth. However well theyâ??ve adjusted to their new,... Expats Blog -

Brit expats in Spain warned about killer drug

A toxic painkiller banned in the USA and most of Europe is being pushed by Spanish doctors over safer drugs in spite of protests from informed expat patients. The dangerous painkiller, known as Nolotil or Metamizole, has been banned in Europe and the USA but is a favourite with Spanish GPs who prescribe it for a variety of painful ailments... Expats Blog -

UK expats warned sterling to fall below euro by 2018

Worse is yet to come for British state pensioner expats as a major investment bank warns the value of sterling will have crashed to below that of the euro by early 2018. In an FX Overview note sent out to clients last Friday, analysts at Morgan Stanley predicted the value of the pound sterling is due to fall to below the value of the euro... Expats Blog -

Brit expat pensioner loses jewellery worth â?¬10,000 to fake electrician

A British pensioner living on the Costa del Sol has been robbed of her jewellery valued at â?¬10,000 by a thief posing as an electrician. Patricia Vause, an 88 year-old expat from York, has lived in Ronda en al Mar on the Costa del Sol for the past 30 years since she left her job as a career civil servant at the UKâ??s Ministry of... Expats Blog -

Dubai population explosion down to expats

Already one of the worldâ??s fastest growing conurbations, Dubaiâ??s population is expected to double by 2027. Researchers at UAE University have released the results of a study claiming the population of Dubai will double over the next 10 years, with the soaring numbers due to an ever-increasing number of expatriates. Expats have already... Expats Blog -

How the Streamlined Program Is Leaving Many Snowbirds Out in the Cold

By Ephraim Moss, Esq. & Joshua Ashman, CPA   For many U.S. expats who are delinquent in their expat tax filings, the Streamlined Procedures offer a great solution for catching up with limited or no penalties.  Due to the StreamlinedShow More Summary

Seoul expats on fears of nuclear war

Whilst the increasing instability of tensions between the USA and North Korea is causing concern across the planet, what are the feeling of expats in South Korea whoâ??re in the direct firing line? Expats living in Seoulâ??s international Itaewon district have everything to lose should even a non-nuclear conflict be the result of Trumpâ??s... Expats Blog -

Qatar fights back with 80 country visa free scheme

As the Gulf State diplomatic boycott of Qatar drags on with no apparent solution, the wealthy little emirate is fighting back. Qatarâ??s latest weapon against the economic damage being caused by the June 5 boycott is a new law granting visa-free entry to citizens of no less than 80 world countries. According to the head of Qatarâ??s... Expats Blog -

The Saudi take on the expected expat exodus

Will Saudi Arabiaâ??s commanding position as a hub for highly-paid expat professionals end due to oil price falls and wars? As with the rest of the Gulf States, expat workers at all levels make up the majority of Saudi Arabiaâ??s total population. Increasing financial pressures and restrictive laws are expected to eventually cause the... Expats Blog -

UAE laws female expats need to know

Many women moving to the UAE either for work or as trailing spouses are confused as to their rights and obligations in UAE law. Being male and moving to the UAE is tricky enough as regards laws, cultural aspects and correct behaviour patterns, but for women itâ??s a potential nightmare. Former freedoms and legal entitlements are thrown... Expats Blog -

Bali expats plan ultra marathon to fund kids education

Seven disadvantaged Balinese children will be the beneficiaries of an 84km coast-to-coast fundraiser marathon organised by two expat runners. Briton Tom Hickman and his Russian running mate have lived on Bali for several years, enjoying the lifestyle and running regularly as a hobby. Hickman told local media the idea of the marathon was... Expats Blog -

Expat landlords at risk of property pension shortfall

Tax changes are putting expat landlords at risk of falling profits on UK property investments. As many as two million property investors, a good number of whom are expatriates, are at risk of a shortfall in rental profits due to tax changes. According to the National Landlordsâ?? Association, a new method of calculating mortgage interest... Expats Blog -

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