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Research reveals the most economically optimistic countries

September 15, 2014 Articles

People in different countries are still cagey about the global recession which struck six years ago with many wary about economic recovery, new research has found. A median of 46% of people across 44 countries surveyed by the US-based Pew Research Centre expect their economy to improve. Some 26% say conditions will remain the same [...]

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Best quality of city life in the UK can be found in Cardiff, new research shows

September 12, 2014 Quality of Life

Expats are usually drawn to life in London when they move to the UK, but new research shows that while quality of life in the capital city has improved, it is Cardiff that comes out top. Residents of Cardiff have the highest quality of living in the UK, followed by Belfast, Bradford and then London, [...]

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Employers urged to be ready for Canada’s new immigration Express Entry system

September 11, 2014 Canada

Meetings are taking place across Canada, with more being planned, to make sure businesses and leading employers are ready for the country’s new Express Entry immigration programme which launches in the New Year. Starting in January 2015, Canadian employers will be able to consider Express Entry candidates for jobs where there are no Canadians or [...]

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British expats urged to take action on banking change

September 10, 2014 Britain

British expats are being urged to join a campaign to change banking rules which say you must have a UK address to open a bank account in the country. Many expats keep their accounts when they move abroad, but once they are overseas they can no longer move or change their accounts even within the [...]

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Outlook positive for expats seeking jobs in oil and gas industry

September 9, 2014 Jobs

The oil and gas industry is a huge employer globally of expat graduates and skilled professionals and now the latest jobs index for the industry shows where the best opportunities can be found. The second quarter of 2014 has been positive with an overall quarter on quarter increase in the Hays Oil & Gas Global [...]

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Visitors to Oz and NZ for Cricket World Cup will need just one visa

September 8, 2014 Australia

People visiting Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 Cricket World Cup will only need to apply for one visa under a new arrangement, it has been confirmed. The International Cricket Council’s Cricket World Cup will take place from 14 February to 29 March 2015, with all 14 qualifying teams to play matches in both [...]

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Immigrating to a new country could be hazardous to your health

September 5, 2014 Health

Immigrants moving to countries like Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States could find that their health deteriorates over just a couple of decades. Research by a demographer and social epidemiologist who has lived and worked in several countries has found that moving to Australia could be a health hazard for thousands of immigrants. [...]

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Expats buying more affordable property in the UK

September 4, 2014 Britain

British expats are increasingly buying property in the UK, but they aren’t splashing out, with the most popular investments in the £55,000 to £70,000 range, research has found. According to Find UK Property, a company that specialises in finding properties for overseas investors, sales to British expats have increased by 60% in the first half [...]

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Should UK expats be able to vote in national elections?

September 3, 2014 Britain

Hundreds of thousands of British expats could find themselves with the right to vote in UK elections after a pledge from the UK’s Conservative Party. The party, which currently governs in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, has promised to end the controversial 15 year rule that means those moving abroad forfeit their right to [...]

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Opposition grows to new expat visa rules in Saudi Arabia

September 2, 2014 Saudi Arabia

Opposition is mounting in Saudi Arabia to a new rule due to come into being next month which would restrict expat working visas in some categories to four years. The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an increasing number of businesses have spoken out in opposition to the move, which was announced as part [...]

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UK sees significant increase in long term migration

September 1, 2014 Britain

Net long term migration to the UK is increasing despite attempts by the government to reduce the number of people arriving, especially from outside of the European Union. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show an estimated 243,000 arrivals in the year ending March 2014, a statistically significant increase from 175,000 in [...]

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US visa applicants facing delays due to computer glitch

August 29, 2014 America

A backlog of unprocessed visa applications is causing delays in the United States and now, a computer glitch has caused the country’s visa processing system to slow down. The problem was first detected in July, but has still not been fully resolved. It is affecting holiday makers, business travellers and students who are due to [...]

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Retired Aussies tempted by expat life in South East Asia

August 28, 2014 Asia

More and more retired Australians are moving to South East Asia to live because costs are up to 80% cheaper than their home country, it is claimed. With the number of Australians aged 65 and over set to reach eight million over the next 35 years, the trend is sparked by the dream of living [...]

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