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Trump tax reform bill threatens UK expat SMEs with bankruptcy

Trumpâ??s brainchild tax reform, now known as the Apple tax, was brought in to force major offshore corporations to relocate their huge piles of cash back onshore but is now threatening American expat SMEs with bankruptcy. Those at risk own 10 per cent or more of an offshore company or pay themselves via a company for tax purposes.... Expats Blog -

Best international cities for elite luxury rentals

For the mega-rich looking for a luxury home, New York, London and Tokyo have the best choice. For those with millions or even trillions stashed offshore, the worldâ??s their oyster, with the pearls as regards luxury properties found in Tokyo, London and New York City. As well as boasting premier luxury developments, the attractions,... Expats Blog -

Medical tourism on the rise as home country costs soar

As the cost of private medical care soars in the Western world, a number of countries are deliberately touting their medical tourism facilities. Malaysia, Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica and Columbia are all favourites, especially for non-essentials such as cosmetic surgery and dentistry as well as non-urgent procedures for... Expats Blog -

Public sector Kuwatization to continue unchecked and on schedule

Kuwait aims to replace all expats in public sector jobs with Kuwaiti nationals within the next five years. MP Khalil al Saleh, head of the National Assemblyâ??s committee overseeing the drive to get rid of expat workers, is determined to stick to the governmentâ??s plan to complete the process by 2023. According to al Saleh, some 800,000... Expats Blog -

Abu Dhabi backs Youth Media Council to identify fake news

In an attempt to protect Abu Dhabi citizens from the effects of fake news, a dozen young residents have been chosen to form a Youth Media Council. The strategy, announced by the National Media Council, is intended to develop the emirateâ??s media sector as well as protecting against fake news on a variety of online media platforms, with... Expats Blog -

Expat businesses in Europe under threat from lack of Brexit border policy

The threat that ports, trains and ferries will grind to a halt after 31 March 2019 is causing fears of business losses amongst UK expats in Europe. Although the recent talks have given rise to optimism over a soft Brexit, Europe-based expat business owners are fully aware that time is running out with no firm conclusions as regards border... Expats Blog -

Canadian expat disenfranchisement trap heading for Supreme Count ruling

It may come as a surprise to affected British expats that Canadian expats are being caught in the same disenfranchisement trap as their counterparts from the UK, but after just five, not 15 years! The Canadian law which states expatriate citizens are disallowed from voting after an absence of five years was first enacted in 1993, but was... Expats Blog -

Tens of thousands of Irish expats called home for abortion referendum

Citizens of the Republic of Ireland living and working overseas, are being urged to return to the Emerald Isle in order to vote in the abortion referendum. The Home to Vote campaign is stepping up its call to the Irish diaspora in the UK, USA, Canada and Europe to come back to the home country to vote in Mayâ??s historic abortion... Expats Blog -

Indian millionaire exodus due to regulatory overkill

If youâ??re a multimillionaire, you can live where you please but, for the Indian mega-rich, the grass is definitely greener overseas than in the home country. Over the past four years, almost 23,000 millionaires have deserted India for fresh fields and overseas pastures new, according to research co-ordinated by an internationally famous... Expats Blog -

Taxation without representation for long term British expats overseas

According to British lawmakers in favour of the private membersâ?? bill, long-stay UK expats are now the â??great disenfranchisedâ??. Expats from any world country except the UK whoâ??ve settled down elsewhere on the planet bring with them the right to vote in elections and referendums back home, and the majority still have family and... Expats Blog -

Netherlands idiosyncratic facts for would be expats

For the second year running, the Netherlands is the worldâ??s sixth-happiest countries for expats. Finland hit the number one spot, with Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland following, with the Netherlandsâ?? happiness quotient impressive for a small European country. At the least, its winter weather doesnâ??t create freezing cold and... Expats Blog -

Expats and UAE citizens send gifts of love to Syrian children

Over 2,000 Dubai residents joined in the â??From UAE With Loveâ?? initiative taking place over last weekend. The initiative was the brainchild of Dubaiâ??s Ministry of Human Resources, aimed at giving boxes full of toys as well as letters of encouragement to underprivileged children in Syria and neighbouring countries. Over 2,000 expats... Expats Blog -

Along the Road from Jeddah to Yanbu

During our recent road trip from Jeddah to Yanbu for the annual Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival (CLICK HERE to see photos of the amazing event), we were treated to some very typical Saudi visual sights along the way. The drive from...Show More Summary

Yanbu Flower Festival 2018

The 12th annual Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival is a spectacular event going on now through March 25th. It is open daily from 4-11pm. It's also open in the mornings to just walk around the gardens and pools, but the vendors are not there during the day. Show More Summary

Expat engineers in Kuwait panic over work visa renewals

The sudden enforcement of a new Kuwaiti work visa law has left hundreds of expat engineers in a state of panic. The new law, brought in by Kuwaitâ??s Public Authority for Manpower, has hit hard on expat engineers in the process of renewing their work permits, as itâ??s now mandatory to present a no-objection certificate. The... Expats Blog -

Expats in Russia warned of anti British sentiment after nerve gas attack

The British expat community in Russia is fearing reprisals following increasing tensions between the two countries. The viral news of the Salisbury nerve agent poisoning of a Russian defector and his daughter caused alarm amongst British expatriates in Moscow, but Theresa Mayâ??s reaction to the tragedy has turned alarm to fear. A terse... Expats Blog -

Porno pool party organiser gets Cambodian court hearing

An update in the fate of the Briton who organised a pornographic pool party in Cambodia saw him apologise to the Cambodian people during his court hearing. Daniel Jones is now facing a year in a Cambodian prison for his part in distributing whatâ??s been described as a pornographic advertisement for a pool party being held in a Siem Reap... Expats Blog -

EU expat exodus from UK predicted to soar during 2018

The trickle of EU expats leaving the UK is expected to become a flood during 2018. Ever since the Brexit referendum result was announced, EU member state citizens living and working in the UK have quietly been preparing to leave, either for their home countries or to start again as expats in an unknown land. As the negotiations drag on,... Expats Blog -

Cryptocurrencies win support from China and Russia

Expats pinning their financial hopes on digital currencies can take some encouragement from China and Russiaâ??s begrudging acceptance of the online money. Expatriates eager to invest in cryptocurrencies in spite of their unregulated volatility may have been offered some slight reassurance by Russia and Chinaâ??s take on the wildly... Expats Blog -

Trump tax reform bill makes little difference to US expats

US expats who were hoping a miracle as part of the Trump tax reform would ease FATCAâ??s pressure on their lives are now deeply disappointed. US citizens living and working overseas were hoping against hope that continuing calls by US expat organisations representing both sides of the political divide might result in an easing of the... Expats Blog -

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