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March Edition

The monthly magazine for people living and working overseas

This month we report on the serious to the strange, with topics such as new hospitals in Dubai being covered as well as kangaroos invading golf courses in Australia.

Money was also a major focus with an emphasis on which locations are affordable and which are more expensive to live in, as well as pensions and new money transfer services.

The social side of being an expat was also explored, with everything from finding love and new friends to the art of saying goodbye all covered. Further to this, the expat lifestyle in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was seen to lead to be a contributing problem in terms of obesity.

While stories on the murder trial of a British expat in Tenerife, a couple losing their home dream in Spain and those involved with a failed Icelandic bank had a more sombre air.

Monaco is actually affordable for expats

The reputation of a place can highly influence whether it is considered as a viable location to relocate to and since Monaco is often thought glamorous and expensive it is likely to put some potential expatriates off.

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Country Feature - Australia

Each month we will provide you with information on a particular country or region. This month we focus on Oz.

"Australia is a unique place, and whether you're thinking about a holiday down under or are considering a more permanent move to the antipodes, there's certainly a lot to love about this amazing country..."

Click here for more information on this particular country.

For information on other countries click here.

UAE hospitals alleged to be over-diagnosing patients

Individuals living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who have comprehensive international health insurance plans have been warned to be wary when they seek treatment, as some private hospitals have been accused of taking advantage of patients with insurance.

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Subtitles for Moscow expats visiting the theatre

Expatriates living in Moscow who are not entirely au fait with the Russian language will now benefit from a number of theatre performances featuring subtitles.

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Couple awarded EUR30,000 after home was bulldozed

An expatriate couple who had their home bulldozed by the local town hall where they lived in Spain have been awarded just EUR30,000 (GBP26,000) in compensation.

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Obesity proving big problem for expats in UAE

There is a growing problem with obesity among expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), doctors have warned.

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Social Dining Expat Week to be held in Amsterdam

Any expatriates living in Amsterdam and wishing to make new friends may decide to attend the Social Dining Expat Week at the end of this month.

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Well-travelled expats 'more lucky in love'

Expats who are looking for love in their new area are more likely to be successful in the romantic stakes if they are well-travelled, new research has found.

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Expats can now make international money transfers through Facebook

Facebook has become well established among expatriates as a convenient way to keep in touch with people back home and all their latest news.

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Kangaroos interrupt play at Women's Australian Open

Any expatriates who follow golf may have been surprised that play had to be suspended at the Women's Australian Open last week for a very unusual reason.

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Expats are experts at the art of goodbyes

Saying goodbye is something that expatriates have to get used to as visits from friends and family are all too short and trips home infrequent.

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