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Worldwide Expat News - Page 60 of 290

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

Overseas Health Insurance News: eBook released to help expats working in the Philippines

A new eBook has been released by the website RetiringToThePhilippines.com as a way to help inform new expatriates about how business works in the country.The Expat Guide to Doing Business in the Philippines was written by the site's founders Gary McMurrain and Steve Fleming based on the questions they have been asked over the years.Releasing eBooks has always been part of the duo's masterplan to add to the information provided on the website.Mr McMurrain said: "I know from the years that I've spent responding to ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Expats and Emiratis join forces to rejuvenate landfill site

Expatriates have come together with young Emiratis to bring life back to the Al Ghusais landfill site on the border between Dubai and Sharjah.The project was organised by the Synergy youth group and saw 45 Emiratis and five expats planting 150 damas trees at the locations where rubbish is piled 20-metres high.Representatives from the Dubai Municipality oversaw the exercise, which is part of the Green Spaces - New Life initiative.The idea is that the trees will help to absorb carbon dioxide ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Flexible working common among expats

Many British expatriates have moved away from the traditional nine to five working day at the same time as moving away from their homeland, a new study has found.As many as seven in every ten expats from Britain enjoy flexible working arrangements, whether it is through remote working or using flexi time agreements, according to research from Natwest International Personal Banking.Some 85 per cent of those who have relocated to Australia benefit from these approaches; 79 per cent in New Zealand; ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Thailand tops list for expat experience

Thailand has been voted the top destination for overall expatriate experience in a new study that highlights the lure of Asia at present.The Southeast Asian country was found to be particularly accommodating of foreigners trying to set up a new life, integrate with the community and forge lasting friendships.Elsewhere in the region, China ranked third, Singapore sixth, India seventh and Taiwan eighth in the HSBC Expat survey.Meanwhile, Malaysia came in at number 20, Indonesia 31 and Vietnam 32, showing the appeal ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Guide to applying for a job in Germany

Some people may already have a job secured before moving to Germany, while others will be seeking employment. If the latter is the case then it is important to know the right ways to navigate the bureaucracy behind applying for that perfect position.The lingoEven if you have a good level of German language understanding there may be some specialist phrases associated with job applications that you didn't previously know.·         Vollständige bewerbung - job application·         Aussagefähige bewerbung - an application including a portfolio·         Lebenslauf - ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Expats in Qatar shocked by suspected murder

British expatriates living in Qatar have been left shocked by the suspected murder of a primary school teacher who was living and working in the Gulf state.Lauren Patterson, originally from south-east London, disappeared after spending an evening out in Doha just over two weeks ago.The remains of a badly burnt body have been found in the desert, but the results of DNA tests have not yet been released to the public, reports the BBC.Katherine Dixon, headteacher at the school where Ms ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Expats sought for Abu Dhabi community police force

The community police team in Abu Dhabi is looking to add expatriates as officers to its force in a bid to tackle more crime.Already 500-strong, the division acts as an important link between residents and the police, ensuring they are aware of events on the ground.Lieutenant Colonel Mubarak Bin Muhairom, head of the community team at Abu Dhabi Police, told XPRESS: "We are planning to expand the force with more representation from expatriate communities."We already have a significant number of nationalities ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Hong Kong and Singapore see luxury rents fall

Two of the most expensive cities in Asia for apartment rental - Hong Kong and Singapore - are seeing the cost of living in luxury homes drop.This is the third consecutive year that rental prices have declined, due to expatriate workers seeing their budgets cut, reports Bloomberg.Several of the big banks in the region are decreasing their numbers of investment banking positions as a result of China's slowing economy and employees are seeing their expenses being scaled back.A survey by Employment ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: The super-rich still favour the Cote D’Azur

The Cote D'Azur is still the favourite destination of the most wealthy expatriates looking to buy second homes, according to a new study.In the Candy GPS report, it was revealed that the French Riviera location is favoured by the super-rich, with St Barts, St Moritz, Monaco and Costa Smeralda in Sardinia completing the top five.Some 60 international hotspots were identified in a bid to find the 20 prime locations, taking global reach, property values, exclusivity and luxury tourism into account.Anyone looking to purchase ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Guide to opening a bank account in Germany

Relocating to a new country involves lots of planning, organisation and understanding the different way that things work. One of the first jobs is often to open a bank account, which can be confusing in itself. Below you will find all the information you will need to navigate this process in Germany.The lingoFirstly, it is useful to know the names of the different types of bank account in German, as this will help demystify the process. Armed with this information, you can work ... Read more
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