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Worldwide Expat News - Page 50 of 290

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

Expats create interactive graph of migration

Two expatriates have created an interacted graph, which shows the migration trends across the globe during five year intervals between 1990 and 2010.Guy Abel and Nikola Sander produced the tool as part of their research at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Human Capital in Vienna.Instead of just listing figures for people living outside of their home country, it presents the patterns and intensity of migration flows in a visual manner.The software used to create the graph is more commonly found ... Read more

Health insurance to be mandatory for expats in Dubai

A new law is being phased into use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which will make it mandatory for expatriates to have health insurance.Those wishing to continue living in Dubai after retiring will be required to purchase expat insurance to cover medical costs should they arise, reports Emirates 24|7.Dr Haider Al Yousuf, director of health financing at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), said that the new Health Insurance Act will mean all citizens and residents will be required to make ... Read more

Changes to APD deemed ‘unimpressive’

Regular travel from the UK to long-haul destinations is an important part of life for many expatriates who regularly return to their nation of birth to visit family or for work.So with surprising news that the government was looking to overhaul its banding for Air Passenger Duty with a view to making the cost of flights to far-flung corners of the globe much cheaper, there was a certain amount of optimism among expatriates following the announcement of the chancellor's latest budget.In ... Read more

Expats ‘do not feel valued enough to vote in UK elections’

Britain's large community of expatriates are fiercely loyal to the UK, but the majority do not register to vote in elections because they feel undervalued by the government.That is one of the main findings of a new report outlining proposals to increase the number of Britons abroad who are registered to vote in UK elections.The cross-party group of MPs undertook the Making Votes Count due to concerns that of the 5.6 million British nationals estimated by the Institute of Public Policy ... Read more

Is it difficult for an expat to open a bank account in France?

Opening a bank account is one of the first jobs you will want to get sorted when relocating to France. After all, you will need it to have your wages paid into and any bills that need to go out, as well as day-to-day living expenses.The process of getting an account set up, the products on offer and the documentation you will need tends to be different all over the world. With this in mind, here is your guide to everything ... Read more

Singapore ‘the most expensive city for expatriates’

Singapore is the most expensive city in the world to live in, but only if you've relocated there from abroad. That is the concession made by one of the city state's tops officials after new data suggested that it is now ranked number one for the globes most expensive cities.According to the latest cost-of-living index by the Economisrt Intelligence Unit, the island city was ahead of 130 other cities based on an aggregate of 400 various pricing indicators. In fact, it ... Read more

Inspirational expat rehoming animals in Taipei

An English expatriate living in Taiwan has made headlines for his amazing efforts to rehome hundreds of rescue animals, including one particularly heart-warming tale involving a lovable Rottweiler who had been abandoned close to death.Sean McCormack has spent the last 15 years in Taiwan after swapping the relative comforts of Folkestone, Kent, for a life in the far east. While there, he has devoted himself to helping stray animals who have been left in pounds.Since rehoming his first stray, McCormick has ... Read more

Expats to benefit from cheaper UK passport fees

British expatriates will benefit from a reduction in the fees charged to UK citizens overseas for renewing or replacing their passport.Among the changes overshadowed by last week's headline Budget announcements came a small piece of news that will be welcomed by all UK citizens who have moved abroad.The government indicated that from April 7th, the passport fee for customers applying for a UK passport from an overseas address will be cut by £45 for adults and £28.50 for children.Changes have been ... Read more

Gordon Ramsey turns to expat restaurants

Everybody's favourite foul-mouthed chef will be turning his critical eye on British restaurants abroad for the next series of his hit tv show Kitchen Nightmares.Gordon Ramsey will travel to British kitchens all over Europe in order to whip expat restaurateurs into shape with his trademark barbs and outspoken ways. Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares has proved to be a hit with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, tuning in to watch the acerbic chef turn around struggling establishments with a double serving ... Read more

World’s best beaches named

While the UK continues to struggle on with the hangover of winter - which seems to last ever further into March and April these days - expatriates the world over are enjoying fantastic weather and have no doubt already squeezed in a few trips to the beach.With so many fantastic beaches spilling into the world's oceans and seas, there is constant one-upping between nations and continents for the crown of world's best beaches. And while this is an argument that will ... Read more
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