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Kuwait proposes pro-expat law for first time in almost a decade

Kuwait proposes pro-expat law for first time in almost a decade
Kuwaiti lawmakers break the mould by publishing new expat-friendly laws The emirate’s new legislation is expected to increase annual leave entitlement to 40 days and increase indemnity and monthly salaries by 15 per cent for around 1.7 million expatriates working in the private sector. Coordination between Kuwait’s foreign ministry...

Understanding Dubai through its peoples and their culture

Understanding Dubai through its peoples and their culture
For incoming expats who don’t just want to socialise with their own kind, understanding Dubai is all about its fascinating culture and peoples. Dubai, world-famous as a glittering city where fortunes are made, is one of seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates. The city is unusual in the region for staying true to its...

Dubai international schools reducing fees as expat applications decline

Dubai international schools reducing fees as expat applications decline
A major downside of expat family life in the UAE is the enormous expense of international private school education, but are providers now seeing the light? From annual swingeing increases to already extortionate fees, long waiting lists and even longer lists of extras to all the other expenses associated with private education in the UAE,...

Nanjing expat entrepreneurs celebrate new tech website

Nanjing expat entrepreneurs celebrate new tech website
Tomorrow is a day of celebration for the Nanjing expat community, as it sees the debut of its new English language website. The new site, www.startupnanjing.com, is dedicated to fostering the growing international startup community based in the Chinese city. China in general and Nanjing in particular have drawn huge numbers of tech...

Expats having problems understanding retirement savings products

Expats having problems understanding retirement savings products
Planning retirement finances years ahead is far too complicated for the majority of expats. Given that it’s almost impossible for most expats committed to furthering their careers to predict their financial needs when they hit 65 or so, it’s no surprise the majority put off retirement planning until much later in their lives. Another...

Where to go if Thailand doesn?t want you any more

Where to go if Thailand doesn?t want you any more
For decades, anywhere south of the USA border with Mexico has been the destination of choice for American retirees due to easy access to the home country and ready-made expat communities. Since the rush to retire overseas became truly international, the Mexican border with North America has been the favourite exit for literally millions of...

FAs in Dubai struggling against expat lack of trust and declining interest

FAs in Dubai struggling against expat lack of trust and declining interest
A recent survey has revealed Dubai financial advisers are losing clients due to reluctance to commit as well as a dearth of harsh regulations aimed at preventing financial scams. Published by the Insight Discovery consultancy, the expat survey took place across the UAE and asked consumers what changes their financial advisors needed to...

Siem Reap?s Fabulous French Week tempts would-be expats to Cambodia

Siem Reap?s Fabulous French Week tempts would-be expats to Cambodia
If you’re living in another Southeast Asian country and considering a permanent change of scene in Cambodia, the upcoming Siem Reap French Week 2019 is a great reason for an exploratory visit. Given that absolutely no-one should decide on a new location without at least a brief visit, would-be expats could well become budget...

Saudization failing as expat professionals still occupying public sector positions

Saudization failing as expat professionals still occupying public sector positions
According to a recent study, 60,386 Saudi public sector jobs are being held by expat professionals. Saudi Arabia’s recently released analysis of expatriate uptake in public sector jobs seems to indicate Saudization is still failing at the professional level. Whilst the Kingdom isn’t as popular with career-oriented expats as in the...

Demand for talented tech expats soars as the worldwide sector expands

Demand for talented tech expats soars as the worldwide sector expands
As the number of expatriates working in countries all over the world continues to grow, would-be emigrants need to know where they fit best. Even although communications technology has changed the patterns of working life and made face-to-face meetings almost redundant, expatriation for career progression is now a phenomenon, especially...