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UK property price recovery is good news for migrants

UK property price recovery is good news for migrants
With British house prices soaring last month to their highest since 2010, would-be migrants are expecting more cash to buy their dream properties overseas. Along with a recent survey indication that 48 per cent of Britons would leave the country if they had the chance, research into property prices has seen first-time buyers re-enter the...

Australia and New Zealand offer hundreds of jobs for skilled electricians

Australia and New Zealand offer hundreds of jobs for skilled electricians
The construction industry in Australia and New Zealand is desperately searching for qualified and experienced electricians, according to a Chester-based migration company. Its director Paul Arthur, points out that not only are there more jobs on offer, but salaries are higher, the weather is great and the lifestyle is much more enjoyable....

Tax friendly Mauritius becoming popular with expats

Tax friendly Mauritius becoming popular with expats
Would-be migrants looking for an alternative to the Caribbean are discovering the tax-friendly island of Mauritius, already a popular tourism hub. The Indian Ocean island has been a haven for well-heeled French expats for some years, but the word is now out. Residents nowadays are a polyglot mix of Central Europeans, Brits and...

Expats in Cyprus in shock over government savings grab

Expats in Cyprus in shock over government savings grab
Tens of thousands of expats, members of the British Armed Forces, second home owners and those in the process of migrating to Cyprus are in shock following the announcement of a tax grab on their savings. As part of the agreement on an EU bailout package for the troubled island, the Cypriot government agreed to levy a tax on all private bank...

Plummeting Polish property prices give hope to potential expats

Plummeting Polish property prices give hope to potential expats
The news that property prices in Poland are still falling, with an oversupply of homes for sale, is encouraging news for disenchanted Brits looking for cheap property overseas. The ongoing Eurocrisis has affected real estate prices across Poland since 2008, and there’s no sign of improvement due to an oversupply of properties for sale....

Glamorous Monaco sheds its overpriced image for expats

Glamorous Monaco sheds its overpriced image for expats
The tiny tax haven of Monaco has long held a reputation as one of the more expensive destinations along the Mediterranean, especially for expats without money to burn. Its Princess Grace Avenue holds some of the world’s most expensive real estate, and the principality is famous as a hub for the movie stars and millionaires who frequent...

Southeast Asia now a hub for British retirees

Southeast Asia now a hub for British retirees
Drawn by the cheaper cost of living, the year-round warm weather and the ease of acquiring visas, older Britons are flocking to Southeast Asia in their thousands. The Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand are favourite destinations for pensioners looking for a more enticing quality of life than in the UK along with the security of established...

Forbes study reveals top expat retirement destinations

Forbes study reveals top expat retirement destinations
Forbes, famous for its ‘rich list’, has released its latest offering, which may well give potential expat retirees the information they need to make 2013 their ‘get-up-and-go year. The Forbes 15 Best Retirement Havens are, as might be expected, slanted towards wealthier retirees, and includes a tax haven or two in its listings. In...

Syrian and Lebanese Christian migrant wave expected after attacks

Syrian and Lebanese Christian migrant wave expected after attacks
The recent deadly attacks on residents in the Beirut and Damascus Christian districts have sparked a warning by a Maronite Christian bishop of a massive wave of Christian refugees heading for Europe and the US. Bishop Maroun Nasser Gemayel was reported in the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) publication as saying that Middle Eastern...

Most liveable city on the planet is Melbourne

Most liveable city on the planet is Melbourne
A study by the Economist Intelligence Unit has resulted in Melbourne, Australia being considered the most liveable city on the planet. The Victoria state capital grabbed first place after it scored highly across five categories – infrastructure, education, culture and environment, healthcare and stability. Second place went to Vienna,...