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Worldwide Expat News - Page 285 of 292

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

British expatriates ‘may head to stable Sweden’

With British investors increasingly keen to put their money into safer markets, investment firms are now leaning towards Scandinavian property. In addition to a number of lifestyle benefits for expatriates, including one-year-long maternity leave and extended paternity leave, countries such as Sweden are becoming increasingly popular among Britons keen to start a new life overseas. At the same time, a number of investment funds have been established over the past few weeks aimed at taking advantage of the potential of Swedish ... Read more

Croatian lifestyle ‘lures expatriate community’

An increasing number of people are moving to Croatia to become an expatriate in one of the countries cultural cities, according to Buy Association.Paul Collins, property editor of the website, said that cities like Split and Dubrovnik provide a lot as cultural centres, while islands off the coast of Croatia are also popular with expatriates."Dubrovnik in particular attracts quite high level tourists really. It has become very popular with some of the jet-set," he said.Mr Collins went on to say that ... Read more

Egyptian property ‘is good for’ an expatriate

The property market in Egypt has remained buoyant for a potential expatriate despite concerns over inflation, according to Chief executive Nick Marr said that low entry prices for investors meant that capital growth was still very realistic and property could be acquired with little or no financing while leaving exposure to risk at a low. Mr Marr went on to say that the fact that tourists have been visiting Egypt for years means that much of the infrastructure needed for ... Read more

Europe is the ‘best place’ for expatriate kids

Countries in western Europe have been named as the best places to raise expatriate children, according to a new global study.As part of its Expatriate Explorer survey, research by HSBC Bank International revealed that Spain, France and Germany are among the best locations for expatriate children to grow up in.The investigation, entitled Offshore Offspring, found that England was the worst place for children to be raised in due to its unhealthy lifestyle and expensive cost of living.Aaron le Cornu, deputy chief ... Read more

British expatriate community to get advice in Spain

The British expatriate community living in Spain can now benefit from advice surgeries about the current economic crisis.People living in the Alicante region will be able to attend surgeries run by the British Consular Service in partnership with Age Concern and the Department for Work and Pensions.Advice will include information about expatriate healthcare, pensions and employment opportunities.The scheme was launched by the UK's minister for consular affairs, Gillian Merron, who said the move is set to benefit Britons who have relocated ... Read more

Expatriate vote allowed in South Africa

The South African expatriate community should be allowed to vote in the country's election, according to a ruling by Pretoria High Court. Around two million South Africans have moved abroad to become an expatriate and this decision could mean a delay to the general election which is due around April or May.As part of the ruling, the court has ordered the electoral commission to change its procedures to let South Africans living abroad to vote. The opposition Afrikaner nationalist Freedom Front ... Read more

Brazil ‘is an ideal place’ for an expatriate

An increasing number of people are looking to move abroad and become an expatriate in Brazil, according to an author.Romasa Storey, writer of Live and Work in Brazil, said that Brazil is a better place to live as the economy and political climate have become more stable since President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva returned to power."He's in power again and the economy is thriving because people have the confidence to spend," she said.Ms Storey went on to say that Brazil ... Read more

Credit crunch ‘makes people move abroad’

More people will be looking to emigrate and become an expatriate as a result of the credit crunch, BuyAssociation has said.Property editor, Paul Collins, said that people tend to see economic turmoil as the time to go overseas as it can actually make your money go further if you are living somewhere where the cost of living is quite a bit lower."What it does tend to do is it tends to make people want to emigrate more. You can survive on ... Read more

An expatriate ‘can benefit’ from bargains in Dubai

It is a good time to move abroad and become an expatriate in Dubai because the property market has real bargains, according to Marr, chief executive of the overseas property portal, said that people looking to buy property in Dubai are in a strong position because demand is relatively low so developers have dropped their prices. "It's a buyer's market and developers along with private investors are offering some real bargains, however where there is demand you will once again ... Read more

France is a ‘popular’ expatriate destination

Many people move abroad and become an expatriate in France because of the lifestyle, according to Joseph, founder and director of the business, said that France is attractive to a British expatriate because it is just across the Channel, which means they do not have to travel far and can visit family on a regular basis."With more and more people concerned about their carbon imprint and travelling and so on and so forth, it just makes a lot more sense," ... Read more
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