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  • Mumbai is the fifth most expensive place in Asia for mid-market rentals for expats in 2018, according to a recent report. The Indian city, which was at the eighth spot last year, has left behind Beijing, Yokohama, Singapore and Osaka, the survey of the most expensive places for expatriates in Asia for mid-market rentals

  • Nairobi is one of the latests destination for young tech entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of funding opportunities and a different lifestyle.

    Expats in general wouldn’t necessarily this of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, as a first choice destination, but the rapid development of the tech sector has grabbed hold in the city. The city’s cha…[Read more]

  • Vietnam’s booming economy is now being recognised as a trigger for expat entrepreneurs looking for the perfect startup destination.

    Vietnam’s strong economic growth provides a good background for expat entrepreneurs looking to start a new business. The government has initiated a number of programmes designed to create a dynamic startup eco…[Read more]

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  • British expats in France charter plane to deliver curry takeaway from UK

    A group of curry-loving British expats in France who yearned for a “proper Indian takeaway in France” have chartered their own plane, dubbed “curry air” to sate their appetites.
    Curry loving British expats have long complained about the Indian food on offer in France.

    But…[Read more]

  • Are we now seeing the decline of British expats in Europe during 2018?

    According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of individuals drawing a UK pension in the major continental destinations has been in steady decline.

    Across France, Italy, Spain and Germany that number increased, year-on-year, by 8%…[Read more]

    With stage one of Brexit complete, more upbeat comments about the future of UK nationals living in Europe has added to a more positive outlook. Coupled with the historically low-interest rates, people have been moved along to make a decision now, especially as rates in some countries are starting to…[Read more]

  • As China’s economy continues to grow it
    continues to attract expats, a totally new generation of foreigners is heading east.

    The millennials now flocking to China represent a completely new take on expatriation as they have an in-depth understanding of the country’s business ethics and culture as well as being close to fluent in the c…[Read more]

    • Very interesting ….the Far East is certainly where the opportunities lie, but China runs by its very own set of rules …can come as a bit of a shock.

  • Top expat retirement havens for 2018
    International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2018 has some interesting places for those retiring and searching for a good place to start a new life stage. The survey itself has been updated with several new categories, and covers the all-important cost of living, visas, buying or renting property, h…[Read more]

  • The EU – a financial success…or not?

    Where better to commence this debate than considering what the original reasons were for the EU being formed. We started discussing putting all the countries together and how that could make them stronger under one currency, against other economies. It was soon apparent that although this seems a sensible i…[Read more]

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  • What will Brexit mean for UK expats in Spain? In Spain, which is home to a large British expatriate community, entrepreneurs who have established companies fear their ventures are being undermined.

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  • The UK government is apparently making a new year’s resolution to crack down on those British pensioners overseas who are apparently claiming annual increases in the state pension to which they are not entitled.
    There are 550,000 recipients of the state pension who live overseas, or about four percent of the total claimants living in the UK. The m…[Read more]

  • President Trump’s immigration crackdown has prompted a sharp fall in the number of “genius” visas granted to British specialists, official figures suggest.

    The number of H-1B speciality occupations, known as genius visas, given to Britons is on course to fall by a third this year, an analysis of US Department of State figures by The Times shows.

  • British expats who own property in the UK and rent it out face a crackdown from the taxman to make sure they are paying the right amount of tax on their business.

    HMRC has revealed plans that would make it compulsory for a landlord applying for a licence for houses in multiple occupation, often known as shared houses, in particular to be…[Read more]

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