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Vietnam aiming high via digital transformation

Vietnam aiming high via digital transformation
Vietnam is heading for a major digital transformation, making it the top country for expats in Southeast Asia. As Cambodia struggles with what purports to be a Chinese economic invasion and Thailand limps along under a military government and an expat exodus, Vietnam is forging ahead with its desire to become the region’s undisputed...

Survey shows UK expat millennials far more practical than their predecessors

Survey shows UK expat millennials far more practical than their predecessors
According to a recent survey, as much as two-thirds of the UK’s millennial population is planning to move overseas at some point in their chosen careers. Over half of this number are expecting to move to a new destination more than once, quoting pragmatic reasons such as quality of life rather than emotional reactions for their...

Expats and locals in Cambodia fear total Chinese takeover

Expats and locals in Cambodia fear total Chinese takeover
As China continues its encroachment into Cambodia, expats as well as locals are beginning to fear the end result. Ten years or so ago, the charms of Cambodia were a well-kept secret, with few expats aware enough to take a chance on its possibilities as a long-term, inexpensive haven away from hordes of tourists. Gradually, the news got...

Kenya wins out as Africa’s best for the digital lifestyle

Kenya wins out as Africa’s best for the digital lifestyle
A recent survey found Kenya’s unrestricted online access and cashless payments are the best on the continent. Africa isn’t in the expat news hotlines as often as the ever-popular hubs such as Hong Kong, Singapore and the Gulf States including Dubai and Saudi Arabia, but it’s still a major beneficiary from expat expertise. Nowadays,...

Korea weighs in with copycat compulsory expat private healthcare insurance

Korea weighs in with copycat compulsory expat private healthcare insurance
Expats in South Korea to face mandatory state healthcare programme enrolment. South Korea’s new initiative for long-stay expats comes a short while after the Thai government announced a similar but more costly healthcare insurance requirement for its expatriate community. The Korean announcement gave the same reason for the change in...

Survey identifies best countries for expat digital experts

Survey identifies best countries for expat digital experts
The global contest for the brightest and best IT talents has been ongoing for several years now. A recent survey stated the obvious as regards digital expats’ willingness to migrate almost anywhere for career opportunities, but also nailed down the two somewhat predictable destinations heading up their Top Ten listing. The poll involved...

Shanghai still unveiling new initiatives to attract entrepreneurial expats

Shanghai still unveiling new initiatives to attract entrepreneurial expats
Shanghai is still doing its best to attract foreign entrepreneurs. Due to its goal of becoming the world’s main hub for technology and science over the next ten years, Shanghai is still unveiling tempting measures in order to attract expats with killer start-up ideas. For the past four years, expatriate students graduating from Chinese...

How to make your emigration go with a swing

How to make your emigration go with a swing
Wherever your emigration destination is in the world, checking with those who’ve already done it saves time and money. It’s true to say that expats from the same home country tend to get together as a community, no matter where they’re located on the world map. Perhaps because it gives an easy introduction to a new culture and way...

Salaries for expat medical professionals in Prague still rising

Salaries for expat medical professionals in Prague still rising
If you’re in Prague and in the medical sector as a doctor, you’re also in the money! Doctors in Prague, whether local or expat, are now earning around 84,000 crowns per month, with their average salaries growing by 43 per cent since 2015. Nurses are now on an average of 43,000 crowns monthly, a 32 per cent increase over the past five...

Would be expat retirees wondering how to fill their time

Would be expat retirees wondering how to fill their time
One question would-be expat retirees seldom ask themselves is ‘what shall I do all day’? Making the transition from a busy working life, regular social occasions, family meetups and celebrations, shopping trips and all the day-to-day tasks which need to be done to the reality of retirement can be a tough call, especially in a new culture...