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Worldwide Expat News - Page 287 of 292

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

‘Undernourished’ UK employees may benefit from moving abroad

British workers could be leaving themselves severely undernourished and may benefit from moving abroad and becoming an expatriate. That is according to research conducted by the natural health company BetterYou, which suggested that 35 per cent of the UK workforce is depriving their bodies of essential nutrients from excessive dieting. In addition, the study found that only 19 per cent of Brits admitted to eating fruit and vegetables regularly, as these foods are either too expensive or not tasty enough. Andrew ... Read more

Now a ‘fantastic time’ for an expatriate to buy in Abu Dhabi

In the midst of an economic crisis is the perfect opportunity for an expatriate to move abroad and buy property in Abu Dhabi, according to one expert. While many property markets are suffering at the hands of a severe global recession, the United Arab Emirate's (UAE) housing sector is said to be booming. Director of marketing at the emirate's MD Real Estate, Amanda Clarke, claims that Abu Dhabi is still offering homes at attractive prices. She said: "We believe a global ... Read more

Continental women live longer ‘thanks to international healthcare’

British women may want to move abroad and become an expatriate as they have one of the lowest life expectancies in Europe, according to the University of Leicester.Carol Jagger, professor of epidemiology at the University of Leicester, said that other established countries have healthier lifestyles that include a better attitude towards diet and exercise and that British people should learn from this.Ms Jagger went on to say that other European countries were more advanced when it came to beating diseases like ... Read more

‘Great potential’ for an expatriate in Thailand

Increasing interest in Thailand will mean that more people may want to move abroad and become an expatriate in the country, according to Marr, chief executive of the property portal, said that as Thailand has been affected by the global economic crisis, there are an increasing number of houses available at bargain prices."The property market in Bangkok has a large unsold inventory of condos that offer very low prices," he said.Mr Marr went on to say that once the cheap ... Read more

International healthcare dentistry needs research

An expatriate should undertake extensive research before going for dental treatment in a foreign country, claims the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).Tif Qureshi, BACD board member and cosmetic dentist, advises an expatriate to speak to their potential dentist's previous patients or even see some of them to make sure they are getting the best possible treatment."You've got to be fairly happy to do some research and make sure that whoever you're going to see has a good portfolio of cases ... Read more

Turkey is an ‘attractive expatriate location’

An increasing number of people may want to move abroad and become an expatriate in Turkey because of the current exchange rate, according to Atlas International.Giovanna Gentile, PR executive of the firm, said that Turkey is likely to attract more people in 2009 as those looking to buy foreign property will try to avoid countries that use the Euro."Turkey is taking its place as one of the most attractive markets. You can buy your property in Sterling and prices are still ... Read more

A qualified expatriate ‘is attracted’ to Lisbon

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is starting to receive increasing interest from people looking to move abroad and become an expatriate. Dan Johnson, director of, said: "Lisbon is a fantastic city. As European capital cities go, there are far more expensive places to buy and as a result I think we are starting to see the beginnings of interest in that area."The Financial Times recently reported that qualified software engineers, consultants and accountants are replacing unskilled, low-cost factory hands as ... Read more

Expatriate healthcare is ‘essential’ for malaria

An expatriate who lives in a country associated with malaria is advised to seek medical advice and protection against the disease. Malaria is a serious disease, particularly for pregnant women, and can result in severe illness or even death. Both the mother and unborn baby can be affected by a single mosquito bite. Jacqui Jedrzejewski from NHS Direct warned: "Whilst it is most common in tropical countries it is also possible to catch Malaria in other parts of the world and ... Read more

Escape ‘busy Britain’ and become an expatriate

More people may want to move abroad and become an expatriate as workers in the UK are coming under growing pressure to perform at work, reports show. Research from Standard Life found that the number of people working long hours in the UK has increased at a faster rate over the last year than the decline in excessive working between 1998 and 2006.Life coach Lynette Allen said: "We want to be the best at what we do and sometimes we are ... Read more

Be an expatriate in Spain ‘for the quality of life’

Spain offers an expatriate a quality of life that is "second to none", according to a spokesperson for Johnston described Spain as an "outdoor" country, where an emphasis is placed on good exercise, water sports and better eating as part of a healthy lifestyle."The air quality is better, there is less of a rat race, and even just having brighter days makes for an all-round healthier lifestyle – both physically and mentally," he said. A survey from the Association of ... Read more
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