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Middle East expats facing rising health insurance costs

August 10, 2016 Dubai

Expats in the Middle East have faced a number of changes to health insurance with cover becoming mandatory in some locations. Mandatory health insurance has been introduced by the Dubai Health Authority in three stages since 2014 and now all residents, including expats and their dependants, must have adequate health insurance coverage. The vast majority […]

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New Zealand visa application programme now fully electronic

August 9, 2016 New Zealand

People seeking visas for work, study and holidays in New Zealand can now apply online and avoid having to send in their passports and other documentation. A new streamlined system has transformed immigration services by facilitating online applications, according to two new reports. The success of the Vision 2015 programme, which was launched in March […]

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New York is most expensive city to accommodate expat staff

August 8, 2016 America

New York is the most expensive city in the world for international companies to accommodate expat staff due to the high cost of residential and office rents. This is despite recent signs of slowing office rents and elevated use of incentives and concessions to both office and residential tenants, according to the latest research from […]

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Lowest-Ever U.K. Interest Rates a Blow for Retired British Expats

August 6, 2016 United Kingdom

The decision by the Bank of England to cut interest rates to its lowest ever rate of 0.25 per cent is set to be a blow to expat pensioners, many of whom rely on their savings and investments to meet everyday living costs. It also means that what savings they have will work even less […]

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International students want the best courses available, research suggests

August 5, 2016 Education

Students who study abroad are motivated by the desire to improve their employability and look to other countries to provide the best quality of education possible, research has found. Career goals are important and many would stay in their home country if there were better alternatives and there is fierce competition in some markets, according […]

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New Zealand sees Strong Job Growth but Minimal Wage Rises

August 4, 2016 New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand reports job growth increased by 3.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2016, up from 2.2 per cent in the January through March period of the year, driven in part by accommodation and food services, construction and health services. However, annual wage growth remained subdued in a period of low consumer […]

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“Go East, Young Man” to Find your Fortune, New Research Suggests

August 3, 2016 Asia

Going abroad to seek your fortune is a concept that has been around for hundreds of years, but now new research suggests that the Asia-Pacific region has more potentially wealthy people than other parts of the world. While the richest still mainly live in the developed world, East Asia and the Pacific are two areas […]

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Few would be expats think ahead about healthcare costs

August 1, 2016 Europe

Some 40% of would be expats want to move abroad to achieve a better work-life balance, but many are also concerned about their health with few thinking about it before moving, new research suggests. Indeed 83% worry about finding a doctor in their new home country and only 42% sort out healthcare before arriving, according […]

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U.S. most Expensive Place in the World for Private Medical Insurance

July 30, 2016 America

When moving abroad, many expats – whether retired or working – often need private medical insurance. Now, new research shows the United States is the most expensive for health coverage in the entire world. Overall, the average cost of international private medical insurance in 2016 covers a range of US$7,608 to US$17,335, according to Pacific […]

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Call for EU students to be stopped at the UK border if they owe university fees

July 29, 2016 United Kingdom

European students who have studied at British Universities should be made to repay their loans before leaving the country, a new report suggests. Now that the UK is leaving the European Union, the report urges the UK to adopt the same approach as in New Zealand where graduates who fail to make repayments face arrest […]

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Brits started looking for jobs abroad after Brexit vote

July 27, 2016 European Union

Tens of thousands of British people are considering moving abroad to work as a result of the referendum vote to leave the European Union, according to new research. The study from Indeed, one of the biggest global job sites, found a 77% surge in Britons looking for work in the United States, making the country […]

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Boom in International Travel expected over next decade: Study

July 27, 2016 General

More than 280-million households around the world plan on making at least one international trip each year by 2025, according to new research by Visa in conjunction with Oxford Economics. The 35 per cent increase year over year is attributed to a greater number of people having the money to travel. The rise of middle […]

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Latest employment figures in New Zealand are encouraging

July 25, 2016 New Zealand

It is a good time to be applying for a job in New Zealand with the latest data showing that 7% more jobs are being advertised compared to a year ago. Job growth is not just being recorded in the country’s two largest employment markets in Auckland and Wellington but across the nation, according to […]

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