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Worldwide Expat News - Page 60 of 288

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

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Former expat uses experience in short story collection

After living as an expatriate in Dubai, Craig Hawes returned to the UK and moved back in with his parents while he decided what his next step would be.After a series of jobs, which he found unfulfilling, he started to write short stories using the experience he had gained living abroad, reports The National.Now this collection of tales has been put into a book entitled The Witch Doctor of Umm Suqeim and published by Parthian.Told from the perspective of a variety of expats across the social ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Canada is the destination for the happiest expats

Nine in ten of the Brits that move to Canada are happy with their lives, according to a new study.The findings from GlobalVisas.com is in contrast with those who chose China, where just 44 per cent of expatriates lead contented lives.Many people make the move abroad to improve their standard of living and if this is successfully achieved they are happy, but cultural difference is the biggest cause of discontent.Liam Clifford of GlobalVisas.com said: "There's often a cultural shock when moving ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Expats in UAE see country of origin determining salary less

One of the major differences in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) post-recession is that country of origin is having less of an impact on the levels of salaries paid.It used to be the case that expatriates from Western nations often found they received better pay than those from Asian countries regardless of qualifications and experience.Now experts in the recruitment industry say that pay hikes for professionals are becoming much more orientated around performance.The pay gap between Western and Asian expats is ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Government-backed campaign to see British indie music go global

British expatriates wishing to listen to home grown indie music will now found it easier than ever, as the government launches an initiative to help promote the genre abroad.The Music Export Growth Scheme will allow independent music companies to access millions of pounds in grants with the help of the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and music trade body BPI.In the past, the UK has focused on sending pop music overseas, but it is thought that promoting the indie alternative could ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Guide to tipping

There are plenty of customs that vary across the world and it is important to get these right so as not to cause offence. This is especially the case when moving to a new country, as such a misunderstanding is not a good way to start off life in a new community.When it comes to tipping, things can get particularly complicated and it really pays to do your research before setting off. That is because it is rude not to tip ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Guide to driving matters for expats

Moving abroad involves a lot of preparation and there are many elements of your life that will need to be transferred to your new country. One of these is your driving licence, which will be very useful when organising your home and once you are settled.If you are making visits to your new country in advance of moving you may wish to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to tide you over. Once you have become a resident it is important to get a proper driving licence ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Personal technology improving expats’ quality of life

Personal technology is becoming a particularly useful tool for expatriates, with nine out of ten Brits living abroad saying it gives them a better quality of life.This is according to the most recent edition of the NatWest International Personal Banking (NatWest IPB) Quality of Life Report, which interviewed some 1,800 British expats living in 12 overseas territories.It found that 91 per cent of this demographic own three or more devices. For 78 per cent, personal technology allows them to access social ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: New tax laws levied on expats in Italy

Expatriates living in Italy should be aware of new tax laws which have come into effect, otherwise they could face hefty fines.Previously, only assets worth €10,000 (£8,400) or more had to be declared to the authorities, but this minimum threshold has been scrapped, reports the Telegraph.So as well as the property, shares and savings accounts that have always needed to be reported, expats must also make any type of UK bank account held, no matter how small the deposit, known.No tax will ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: FCO issues top ten for potential expats

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a top ten checklist for potential expatriates to consult when planning to move abroad.It comes after the organisation has had to deal with large numbers of those living overseas who have found themselves in financial difficulty.There are six million British expats already and Mark Simmonds, FCO minister, is keen to ensure that anyone adding to this figure is prepared for the challenges ahead.He said: "Our consular staff across the world have dealt with ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Expats join in Onam celebrations in UAE

Expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have joined in with locals to celebrate a traditional South Indian festival.Onam Sadhya marks a successful harvest and is celebrated for ten days in September, with cooking and feasting taking centre stage.The India Social and Cultural Centre (ISC) ensures that traditions are upheld for Indians living in Abu Dhabi, but is an inclusive organisation, welcoming expats and Emiratis alike.This evening (September 19th) they will join together with around 200 people originally from Kerala ... Read more
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