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Is Shanghai simply too welcoming for expats

Is Shanghai simply too welcoming for expats
Approximately 150,000 expats call Shanghai home, with a recent report attempting to explain why the city is such a draw for foreigners and why they stay. The report suggests most expats arrive after being lured by attractive job offers, and once they’ve settled in they become fascinated by the duality of the giant city. Foreigners seem...

Expats warned over losing money to forex scammers

Expats warned over losing money to forex scammers
Expats are being warned not to fall foul of forex scams. The increase in the number of expats living and working overseas far from their home countries is a gift for unprincipled currency traders and their forex scams. An unprecedented number of nationals from countries worldwide are on the move due to reassignments, study or simply the...

China to encourage more foreign talent by improving services

China to encourage more foreign talent by improving services
China is implementing new measures aimed at attracting more top foreign talent. The Chinese government is committed to improving services related to expatriates in order to attract the brightest and the best to work or study in the country. According to Director of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs Zhang Jianguo, China...

Oman to roll out private sector healthcare insurance for expats

Oman to roll out private sector healthcare insurance for expats
Oman is planning to provide medical insurance for all employees in its private sector, but isn’t prepared to give a due date for implementation. On the face of the report, the scheme is good news for both nationals and expats working in the Sultanate’s private sector but, according to a senior member of the Oman Chamber of Commerce,...

Expat climate scientists flocking to France after Macron offer

Expat climate scientists flocking to France after Macron offer
Following President Macron’s offer of financial support to climate scientists prepared to emigrate to France, expat professionals in the field have been flocking to apply. Macron’s offer came last year as an answer to Trump’s controversial withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, and was launched as part of the French president’s...

Practical tasks for expats relocating from the Netherlands

Practical tasks for expats relocating from the Netherlands
If you’re relocating from the Netherlands for personal reasons or have accepted a job in another country, there’s a long list of must-do’s before you leave. For expats relocating due to a decision by an employer, the company should be able to take charge of many of the boring everyday tasks necessary to make the move straightforward....

Saudi Arabia launches major job creation strategy for expats

Saudi Arabia launches major job creation strategy for expats
As part of a major job creation drive, Saudi Arabia is to open up some 210,000 positions to expat workers. According to Saudi’s General Authority for Statistics (GaStat), the Kingdom will create over 350,000 new jobs in the near future. Around 140,000 will go to Saudi citizens, with the remainder earmarked for foreign workers in the...

Poor quality of UK city life is causing expat shift to Europe

Poor quality of UK city life is causing expat shift to Europe
Expats are choosing relocations to European cities rather than to the UK due to British cities’ poor quality of life. Europe is now the destination of choice for international assignments, with the Austrian city of Vienna taking top place in the latest Mercers Quality of Living survey for its high rating on personal safety, its strong...

UK airports slammed for rip off currency exchange rates

UK airports slammed for rip off currency exchange rates
If you’re about to jet off for a reconnaissance visit to your chosen work or retirement destination, you’ll need to ensure you get the best currency exchange rate for your trip. Currency exchange rates are often the last thing on the minds of would-be expats, especially if they’re relocating for work purposes. Visiting your...

Netherlands offers one stop shop and tax relief to British firms and expat entrepreneurs

Netherlands offers one stop shop and tax relief to British firms and expat entrepreneurs
The Netherlands is ratcheting up its campaign to attract British businesses post Brexit. A business-friendly climate, tax breaks and an English-speaking population are all being cited in an attempt by the Netherlands government to attract established British businesses and start-up entrepreneurs to its shores. With just under a year to go...