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Bahrain wins out on career boosting for expat professionals

Bahrain wins out on career boosting for expat professionals
The tiny emirate of Bahrain is surprisingly good at boosting expat careers. Bahrain is the lesser-known emirate of the Gulf States, with its total area 200 times smaller than Florida and its population set at around 1.5 million. Despite its size and its political and economic problems, its archipelago of some 300 islands is strongly rated...

Hong Kong crashes out of its former reputation for liveability

Hong Kong crashes out of its former reputation for liveability
Former expatriate favourite Hong Kong is now crashing out of its high liveability ratings. The latest expatriate survey is likely to shock expat professionals heading to Hong Kong for the next stage in their international career progressions. Once a favourite for talented international professionals, the city is now at its lowest point...

Currency exchange rates affecting expat salaries and rental costs

Currency exchange rates affecting expat salaries and rental costs
The expat exodus is growing year by year as ever increasing numbers of professionals decide their futures lie outside their home countries. Fuelled by the ever more global nature of business, totals of expat professionals now working overseas are topping 66.2 million. Since 2013, the increase in expat numbers has averaged six per cent...

China to continue making life easier for expatriates

China to continue making life easier for expatriates
China has emphasised its wish to continue expanding openness and convenience to expats wishing to live and work in the country. As part of a speech given at a recent symposium, Chinese Premier Lj Keqiang reiterated the country’s wish to provide greater convenience and openness to all expats living and working in China's major cities. Li...

Taking your much-loved family pet to or from the EU post-Brexit

Taking your much-loved family pet to or from the EU post-Brexit
Brexit mean no more EU Pet Passports. Whether you’re chancing your luck and going ahead with plans to leave the UK for Europe or reluctantly leaving your retirement hub for the UK, taking the family pet along is about to become far more complicated. One of the worst effects of Brexit for expats whose pets are their best friends is the...

Malta loses its shine in latest expat survey

Malta loses its shine in latest expat survey
Malta’s shock survey result shows a shift in sentiment about the formerly popular expat destination. In the past, the island of Malta has been highly rated as a destination for expats looking to work or retire either in its historical capital or in the charm of its rural regions. Sadly, the honeymoon seems over, as the recent Expat...

Campaign group fights for UK expat women's state pension equality

Campaign group fights for UK expat women's state pension equality
The Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign group is now encouraging British expat women in Kenya to join their fight. WASPI is fighting for female British expats born in the 1950s who either received no notification of the UK government’s increase of the state pension qualifying age or received it too late to take action. Some...

Caring for the environment as part of your expat strategy

Caring for the environment as part of your expat strategy
More than ever before, the environment is as much the concern of everyday people as it is for governments, but should it be part of expats’ destination choices? In Britain, many millions are now taking the plight of the environment seriously by doing their best to recycle, reduce their carbon footprints and use green energy. However,...

Australia most popular with UK retirees in spite of frozen pensions

Australia most popular with UK retirees in spite of frozen pensions
Australia is still the most popular destination for British pensioners. Although Spain is regularly mooted as British pensioners’ dream destination, the highest numbers of UK state pensions are paid to former UK-resident citizens living in Australia. The figures state 20 per cent of retired Brits living overseas are domiciled in Oz, a...

Brits and EU citizens are deserting the UK whilst there?s still time

Brits and EU citizens are deserting the UK whilst there?s still time
The ongoing Brexit chaos and confusion has forced an exodus from the UK of Britons as well as EU citizens. Since the shock result of the Brexit referendum, many thousands of British citizens living and working in the bloc have taken the painful decision to become citizens of their chosen EU countries of residence....