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New Zealand seeking investors from South East Asia to boost economic relationships

June 8, 2016 Asia

There are opportunities for new relationships to develop between New Zealand and South East Asian countries, particularly Singapore, according to government officials. Economic links are being explored further by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce who has arrived in Singapore to strengthen the bilateral science and innovation relationship between the two countries. He is also meeting […]

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EU vote will mean change for immigrants in UK regardless of outcome

June 7, 2016 European Union

If the UK leaves the European Union life for expats across the continent will change and now the opinion polls are indicating a rise in support for exiting. The latest online survey from YouGov puts the Leave campaign three points ahead of Remain at 45% and 41% respectively with 11% undecided while another online survey […]

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More people moving to South Florida than ever before

June 6, 2016 America

South Florida is attracting expats from around the world, many of whom buy a holiday home and then end up moving there, an international conference has heard. Of the 500,000 new residents who moved to the Miami, Broward, Palm Beach metro area over the last five years, for example, some 65% or 335,000, came from […]

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Campaign for the UK to leave the EU wants to introduce a points based immigration system

June 3, 2016 European Union

A debate has opened up again in the UK over whether the country should adopt an Australian style immigration system based on points. It is an issue where, in the run up to the referendum on 23 June on the future of the UK in the European Union, many people are divided. Immigration is currently […]

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People in London less trusting than other parts of the UK

June 2, 2016 United Kingdom

If you move to the UK to work and live you may find that your new neighbours are more friendly and trust you more in rural areas with London having the least amount of trust. A new study from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found that country folk are more likely to think […]

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New Zealand to streamline immigration for low risk travellers

June 1, 2016 New Zealand

A two year trial aimed at streamlining border processing services for low risk travellers to New Zealand has been announced. Some $1.6 million will be put into the two year pilot to make it easier for those deemed to be a low risk when visiting New Zealand. In addition some £2.8 million operations funding will […]

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Research reveals more people now see themselves as a global citizen

May 31, 2016 Expat Interviews

Half of people around the world now regard themselves more as global citizens rather than defining themselves by nationality, especially in large emerging countries, a new poll has found. The survey, conducted by GlobeScan for the BBC World Service among more than 20,000 people, found that in 18 countries 51% see themselves more as global […]

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Research finds experience abroad boosts confidence and innovation

May 30, 2016 Jobs

Experiencing a range of activities while living and working abroad help people to become adept at dealing with different cultures and thriving in a global economy, according to new research. Those who gain experience from activities such as school exchange programmes, voluntary organisations, studying in another country and working abroad can end up being more confident […]

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Fewer people leaving the UK to work abroad, latest figures show

May 27, 2016 United Kingdom

Fewer British people are leaving the country to move abroad, with 14,000 less becoming expats in 2015, official figures show. But the UK is still popular with people from other countries and the data from the Office of National Statists (ONS) shows that annual net immigration increased to 333,000 in 2015, just 3,000 below its […]

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New analysis reveals significant impact on immigration if UK leaves EU

May 26, 2016 European Union

If the UK decides to leave the European Union there would be s significant reduction in immigration, according to a new research report. The analysis published by the National Institute of Economic Research (NIESR) shows that this reduction would lead, in the long run, to lower GDP per capita which in turn would necessitate higher […]

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New Zealand still proving popular with expats from India and China in particular

May 25, 2016 China

New Zealand is continuing to experience a boom in immigration but experts believe that the growth in numbers arriving from abroad is starting to slow. Official seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain, that is more arrivals than departures, of 5,500 migrants in April 2016 with monthly gains steady and annual growth continuing. Indeed, the […]

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Expats are leaving Spain, official figures show

May 24, 2016 Spain

Official figures back up anecdotal evidence that expats are leaving Spain, especially in resort areas like the Costa Blanca which is popular with British and German nationals. The data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) shows that the number of foreign citizens living in Spain fell by 128,372 in 2015, a fall of 9%. […]

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World has more expats than it did 20 years ago, new research shows

May 23, 2016 Visas, Permits and Immigration

Expats are changing, with more companies sending employees abroad on assignments, leading to a growth in overall numbers, new research has found. On average, well over 50% of companies have increased the number of assignments in any given year although over the last 20 years growth has been slowed by economic shocks such as the […]

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