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What’s in it for expat professionals in Africa?

What’s in it for expat professionals in Africa?
Perhaps the majority of relocating expatriate professionals don’t see themselves as developing their careers in Africa, but this fascinating continent has much to offer those willing to try. The majority of expats living all across Africa are professionals on reassignment from their multinational companies and are working in the oil,...

Japan opens its doors to expat professionals with new visa scheme

Japan opens its doors to expat professionals with new visa scheme
Traditionally resistant to an influx of foreigners, Japan is now opening its doors to expats. As are many other world countries, Japan is now facing both an ageing population and de-population due to nationals leaving the country to further their careers or simply see the world before they settle down. As a result, Japan’s government is...

Bad news for UK expat retirees as state pensions may be frozen

Bad news for UK expat retirees as state pensions may be frozen
The British Brexit team’s announcement that UK nationals living in EU member states will only get their state pension annual increases if the EU reciprocates has struck fear and fury into the hearts of UK expats in Europe. The 11–page policy paper entitled ‘Citizens’ Rights’ states lawmakers want to preserve the triple lock...

Considering your expat job offer versus your needs

Considering your expat job offer versus your needs
So you’ve made it through the selection process and been offered the coveted job – but should you actually take it? You’ve survived the usual almost unending selection process to the short list and finally received the job offer itself but, before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to step back and carefully consider what...

Singapore no longer welcoming experienced expat professionals

Singapore no longer welcoming experienced expat professionals
Singapore’s recent tightening of expat hiring requirements is causing companies difficulties as regards employing the right talents for the job. Local businesses needing expertise and experience in various positions from managerial upwards are now finding it far harder to get the right candidates for the jobs. Long-term expats have...

Oman extends its ban on expat work visas

Oman extends its ban on expat work visas
With Oman now extending its existing ban on expat workers in many employment sectors, what’s the future for job security in the GCC? The existing ban on expat professionals applied to the engineering, accounting and finance, IT, technical, human resources, media, insurance and several other sectors, and was initially introduced for a...

New international school in Guangzhou seeks qualified expat teachers

New international school in Guangzhou seeks qualified expat teachers
Expat teachers already in Hong Kong are now in demand in Southern China as leading international schools open more campuses. China’s Greater Bay Area is popular with tech experts due to its flourishing industry, and is now setting itself up as a centre of international standard education. The province of Guangdong has seen some 30...

Moving to Spain now proven to extend expats’ lifespan

Moving to Spain now proven to extend expats’ lifespan
Moving to Spain guarantees a longer, fuller life for British expats, but there’s a catch! It’s true that becoming an expat in Spain is guaranteed to help you live longer, but the catch is that you need to adopt a Spanish lifestyle to get the full benefits. Those whose lives in the UK included a daily full English breakfast, the local...

Why is the online free press no longer free for British expats?

Why is the online free press no longer free for British expats?
At this crucial moment in time, gaining access to information about Brexit’s effect on the lives of UK expats all over Europe is essential, especially in Spain and France, both favourite retirement hubs for Brit pensioners. Up until very recently, Brexit and other news in the English language was freely available online to UK citizens...

Should expats literally buy into the Dubai dream?

Should expats literally buy into the Dubai dream?
Recent reports strongly suggest the Dubai property market is heading for a prolonged fall, but upmarket real estate agents are still publishing advertorials suggesting the opposite. Relocating expat professionals considering a stint in Dubai could well be forgiven for being confused by conflicting reports in local media about the state of...