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Didi driver rape and murder causing concern in China expat community

Didi driver rape and murder causing concern in China expat community
Ever since the report earlier this month of a brutal rape and murder by a Didi driver of a female flight attendant, the safety of car-hailing apps has been a hot topic amongst expatriates in China. Ride-sharing apps have been a popular alternative to taxis amongst the vast country’s expat community for a good while, but the recent rape...

UAE unveils expat worker 10 year visas

UAE unveils expat worker 10 year visas
The surprise announcement by the UAE government that it’s about to introduce 10 year work visas for expatriates is great news for foreigners looking to set down roots in the emirate. The new residency rules are expected to be music in the ears of expats who’ve had enough of the normally transient relationship between them and their...

Prague growing in popularity with career minded expat professionals

Prague growing in popularity with career minded expat professionals
According to a recent survey, new kid on the expat career block Prague is growing in popularity. Many expats considering a move overseas to benefit their careers are now considering Prague as a worthwhile destination, especially because of its location at the centre of Europe. In addition, the city is charming and historic, has a strong...

Hints on dealing with inflation in Dubai

Hints on dealing with inflation in Dubai
For many expats working in Dubai, it’s becoming a struggle to pay bills as well as saving money. UAE expat residents aren’t an exception to the rule that inflation is a fact of life and needs to be dealt with by cutting back if at all possible. In the already expensive location of Dubai, lifestyle choices are beginning to become...

Relocating to Austria may give new meaning to culture shock

Relocating to Austria may give new meaning to culture shock
If you’re relocating to Austria, you’ll need to adjust your beliefs to align with some very unfamiliar Austrian traits. Just like most other expat destinations, Austria can be all you want it to be once you’re used to the Austrians themselves. By and large, expats enjoy living and working in the country, but a few habits common to...

Planning your expat tax liabilities before moving to France

Planning your expat tax liabilities before moving to France
Planning your income tax liabilities is essential for expat peace of mind when moving to France Any talk of income tax anywhere in the world causes mild discomfort at best, but careful planning of tax liabilities is an essential part of all expats’ new lives in France. Whether you’re dreaming about a complete move or purchasing a...

Checklist for ensuring a trouble free relocation from the UAE

Checklist for ensuring a trouble free relocation from the UAE
If you’re relocating from the UAE, it’s essential not to ignore crucial must-dos before you board the plane. As expat relocations from the Gulf States increase, professionals whose home it’s been for at least several years and maybe many more are struggling to cope with the bureaucratic necessities of leaving. Major moves are...

UK expat private pensioners concerned over lack of news on passporting rights

UK expat private pensioners concerned over lack of news on passporting rights
Fears over the post-Brexit loss of access to private pensions are stalking the British expat community overseas. At the present time, cross-border financial services allow the ‘passporting’ of private pensions from the UK to all other EU member states, a facility which will cease once Brexit is a done deal unless special arrangements...

Recommended apps for newly arrived expats in unfamiliar cities

Recommended apps for newly arrived expats in unfamiliar cities
For would-be expats about to move overseas, one important issue is finding the best, most efficient and easiest way to stay in touch with friends and family in the home country. In addition to staying connected to loved ones and long-term friends once relocation takes place, expats also need straightforward ways to learn the language of...

Brit expats in UAE reluctant to remit due to sterling volatility

Brit expats in UAE reluctant to remit due to sterling volatility
The sterling slump following the Brexit referendum result was a gift to British expats in the UAE dedicated to sending money home or investing in British buy to let properties. Following an initial flurry of remittances and over the next year or so, the pound made up some 10 per cent, making sending money home less of a temptation. Now...