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Mortgages on Prague properties now easier for expat professionals

Mortgages on Prague properties now easier for expat professionals
As expat interest in Prague properties moves from the city’s central areas to the less expensive suburbs, Czech banks are easing their mortgage conditions. For a good while, the Czech Republic and especially its capital Prague have been a popular destination for expatriate tech professionals looking to become entrepreneurs in this...

What now for career-oriented expats in the Czech Republic?

What now for career-oriented expats in the Czech Republic?
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to wreck expats’ career plans, which sectors in the Czech Republic are still hiring? Over the past few years, the Czech Republic has become a popular destination for expat professionals looking to spice up their careers. The sudden spread of the coronavirus may have stifled opportunities, but...

Considering Costa Rica as a secure answer to expatriation

Considering Costa Rica as a secure answer to expatriation
Expats are turning to Costa Rica for a successful transition to retirement or a new job. Known as Latin America’s answer to Switzerland, Costa Rica is now catching on as a stable, democratic alternative to other popular European hubs. Its tax system favours expatriates, it’s committed to the preservation of its natural beauty and it...

Expat students in Singapore calling foul on lack of support and help

Expat students in Singapore calling foul on lack of support and help
Expat students in Singapore are unimpressed with the government’s recently-launched care package. The fourth Singaporean Covid-19 care package is admittedly aimed at Singaporean citizens, but expatriate students are condemning it for doing little or nothing to ease their conditions during the pandemic. One student posted a request for...

Is this the end for career-chasing expats?

Is this the end for career-chasing expats?
Is the upcoming worldwide recession a reason to pack your bags and emigrate? No-one knows exactly what the post-pandemic world will look like, nor how it’ll behave as regards jobs, salaries, house prices, rentals and many other aspects of moving overseas. Expatriation is very unlikely to be dead in the water, but it might well get...

British expat diaspora spreads across half the world

British expat diaspora spreads across half the world
It may come as a surprise that about one in every 10 of Britain’s population are living overseas. At the present time, over 5.5 million Britons are living overseas, with a further 2,000 leaving every week of the year. The information was derived from data collected in a survey undertaken by the Institute for Public Policy Research as...

Expat life in the Philippines

Expat life in the Philippines
With all the coronavirus chaos going on across the world, finding a peaceful, friendly, English-speaking location is getting harder by the minute. For many would-be expatriates, finding the right location for a permanent move can be tricky as regards ticking all the boxes leading to a conversion from dream to reality. These difficult...

New Chinese law aims to destroy Hong Kong and its passionate democracy

New Chinese law aims to destroy Hong Kong and its passionate democracy
As China moves to tighten its relentless grip on Hong Kong, thousands of protestors are taking to the streets again. A shiver went through lovers of freedom of expression and autonomy when the news broke about China’s latest attempt to force its authority on the former British trading settlement of Hong Kong. The massively controversial...

Elderly Western expats in Thailand have problems with government gizmo

Elderly Western expats in Thailand have problems with government gizmo
Confusion reigns as Thailand’s elderly expats attempt to use the Thai government’s online answer to identifying and tracking coronavirus infections. For the many fascinated online onlookers of semi-rural Thailand’s expat scene, it’s always been assumed that the older, mostly male international community had arrived for two...

Expats in Czech Republic now happy to continue working at home

Expats in Czech Republic now happy to continue working at home
One of the most controversial aspects of the fight against the pandemic is the contrast between the office and working at home. Whilst the original lockdowns which forced millions including the country’s expat community to work from home were brought in, few saw them as a preferential option, possibly mostly due to not being used to...

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