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Expat bankers in Hong Kong not yet ready to quit

Expat bankers in Hong Kong not yet ready to quit
As the Hong Kong protests become routine, the expected mass expat exodus of banking professionals to Singapore has failed to materialise. Although it’s certain that all expatriate bankers in the besieged city are fully aware of the risks of either going or staying, there seems now to be a common consensus that keeping a close eye on...

Reasons why Estonia is a favourite with tech-savvy expats

Reasons why Estonia is a favourite with tech-savvy expats
One of the least populated of all EU member states, Estonia is also an unbelievably futuristic location for expat professionals. Home to just 1.3 million people, Estonia was a well-kept secret until the tech revolution resulted in huge numbers of expats travelling the world to find the best places to lodge their talents. Unlike many other...

What’s the reality of Vietnam as a base for work or retirement?

What’s the reality of Vietnam as a base for work or retirement?
Vietnam is fast becoming the go-to Southeast Asian destination for working or retiring expats. The country is now taking over from Thailand as regards accepting newcomers due to the formerly popular location’s recently perceived dislike of foreigners of all shapes and sizes. Once struggling under the effects of the Vietnamese war, the...

Is South Korea rewarding and safe for expat professionals?

Is South Korea rewarding and safe for expat professionals?
For Western expatriate professionals fascinated with Asia, the South Korean capital of Seoul is an enyoyable experience. Unlike in many other Asian destination countries' capitals, Seoul gives the perfect option for expat professionals looking to further their careers as well as spending time in a new, exotic location. The reason behind...

Expat arrivals in Shanghai soon learn to love its rich heritage

Expat arrivals in Shanghai soon learn to love its rich heritage
Expats living and working in Shanghai are fascinated by the city’s rich and varied heritage. China may well be the relatively new kid on the block for the legions of expats now resident in its mega-cities, but the vast country’s heritage and history is entwined with that of the West. Expats who’ve chosen Shanghai as their base of...

Navigating the expat minefield of compulsory Swiss healthcare insurance

Navigating the expat minefield of compulsory Swiss healthcare insurance
If you’re relocating to Switzerland with your family, getting to grips with the country’s healthcare jungle is a priority. Switzerland is regularly seen as a model of efficiency, stability and logic, especially by expats desperate to leave the political chaos of their home countries. In many ways, the model still holds true, but the...

If it’s all about the money, where’s the best expat location?

If it’s all about the money, where’s the best expat location?
For expatriate professionals whose pay scale is everything, the driving factor for emigration is the size of the promised pay packet and its attached benefits. There’s nothing wrong with knowing your own worth to a prospective employer, especially if you’re looking to a medium term contract during which you can save enough to ensure a...

Malaysia good for affordability but shaky on career advancement

Malaysia good for affordability but shaky on career advancement
Is Malaysia a stable base for expat professionals? With Vietnam’s star rising ever faster in the expat firmament, eclipsing both Thailand and Cambodia as a destination for business as well as a comfortable, economic retirement, the emergence of Malaysia as another popular point of location is a welcome addition. Expats in the country...

Is Saudi Arabia really a safe destination for tourists and expats?

Is Saudi Arabia really a safe destination for tourists and expats?
Saudi Arabia’s ‘historic’ step in opening the Kingdom to tourism also reopens the perennial question – is Saudi a safe destination for Westerners? Would-be expats and visitors who follow world news as a habit will have noticed that Saudi, unlike the majority of its Gulf State neighbours, strictly follows Islamic laws and imposes...

Why does mainland Greece rarely feature on expat itineraries?

Why does mainland Greece rarely feature on expat itineraries?
One European country which only seems to crop up rarely in expat forums and online media is Greece. Potential UK expatriates looking for the perfect place to retire, start up a small business or just chill for while will find endless internet coverage on Spain, France, Portugal and even Italy to browse, research and contemplate but, apart...