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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...

Prague now tops for expat workers

Prague now tops for expat workers
Expats at all levels now make up over a quarter of Prague’s entire workforce. A recent report states that, out of the city’s approximately 700,000 workforce, 200,000 are expatriates and make up around 15 per cent of the Czech capital’s entire population of 1.3 million. The report, released by the city’s Institute of Planning and...

Working expat women give opinions about favourite destinations

Working expat women give opinions about favourite destinations
Retiring overseas for a life in the sun is only one aspect of becoming an expat, but where are the best locations for working women as regards successful careers? Far too many surveys of the best destinations for a successful career are aimed at male expats, with their female equivalents left wondering if they actually exist in the...

Checklists for a fast pre-Brexit exit from your home country

Checklists for a fast pre-Brexit exit from your home country
If Brexit is the last straw and you’re planning to beat the rush to leave your present country of residence, planning is essential due to uncertainty. Even at this late date, there’s no real idea of what will happen over the next few weeks. Wherever in Europe or the UK you are right now, your shortlist of essential tasks will take...

Thailand then as against Thailand now for expat retirees

Thailand then as against Thailand now for expat retirees
For decades, the lure of Thailand’s Land of Smiles drew both working and retired expats in droves to its warm weather, glorious beaches, friendly locals and laid-back lifestyle. Many of those attracted by Thailand’s cheap cost of living, easy long-stay visas, traditional culture and friendly locals were single, elderly men looking to...

Advice on escaping post-Brexit Britain via a move to Greece

Advice on escaping post-Brexit Britain via a move to Greece
Many UK citizens are mulling over the thought of a post-Brexit Britain, and not liking what they’ve found. Greece has long held a fascination for British would-be expats, although its recent financial troubles have limited the numbers of those taking the chance to remake their lives in the welcoming country. All that’s over now, and...

Thailand no longer an inexpensive destination for expat retirees

Thailand no longer an inexpensive destination for expat retirees
Thailand’s former reputation for being an inexpensive destination for Western expat retirees as now shattered, according to a recent survey. The bad news came as part of a Numbeo report on Southeast Asian destinations, with Malaysian and Indonesian cities now less expensive than most of Thailand’s most popular visitor and expatriate...

China?s new tax laws causing expat confusion

China?s new tax laws causing expat confusion
How will China’s new individual income tax laws affect its expat communities? Introduced at the start of the New Year, China’s reform of its Individual Income Tax system is the most significant change to be announced for decades, with expats left wondering about its effect on their finances. The new rules on personal taxation have...

Shanghai expats and locals get together to celebrate Lantern Festival

Shanghai expats and locals get together to celebrate Lantern Festival
In a demonstration of the friendship between expats and Chinese resident in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area, both communities celebrated the Lantern Festival together. As Europe and the West in general get more xenophobic by the hour, a Shanghai community of locals and foreigners celebrated an annual festival together as friends and...