Hong Kong

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Asian countries top global list of best places to do business

October 30, 2013 China

Singapore is the best country in the world for doing business followed by Hong Kong and China, according to the annual business report from the World Bank. The report shows that a majority of countries that top the global list are in Asia. The following countries in the top 10 are New Zealand, the United […]

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Expats in UAE spend most on luxuries

September 26, 2013 Dubai

The saving, spending and investment behaviour of Western expats in increasingly popular locations have been revealed for the first time by a new survey. A poll of hundreds of expats in Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates, three destinations that are becoming increasingly sought after for overseas jobs, shows those in the UAE […]

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Hong Kong is world’s most expensive city for home and business rental costs

September 18, 2013 Australia

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city to rent a home or business, followed by New York and then London, according to a global index compiled by international real estate advisor Savills. Singapore offers businesses locating in the city the best value accommodation in relation to the size of its economy according to the […]

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Expats in Hong Kong not adapting to local road conditions, say insurance experts

September 4, 2013 Hong Kong

Expats in Hong Kong are not taking the time to adapt to the driving culture before taking to the roads and as a result end up making more claims than locals on their insurance, research shows. Experts point out that Hong Kong is extremely congested compared to other parts of the world and the driving […]

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Hong Kong is named most expensive city for expat accommodation

February 6, 2013 Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world for expats to rent an executive apartment, according to new research. Despite rents falling between 2% and 3% last year, Hong Kong still has the costliest rental sector with an unfurnished three bedroom apartment averaging US$11,550 a month, the data from international HR provider ECA […]

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Expats rank Hong Kong as a safe place to bring up children

November 1, 2012 General

Hong Kong is regarded by expats as safe and healthy places to bring up children where they are more likely to spend time outdoors, a survey has found. Some 91% of expats in Hong Kong said that the safety of their children had improved since relocating. Parents report that their children are able to spend […]

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Hong Kong luring more expats with booming economy and low tax regime

April 6, 2012 Hong Kong

Hong Kong is attracting more British expats who are turning their backs on more traditional locations such as Spain and France, it is claimed. The booming economy and low tax regime means that Hong Kong is one of the centres of growth in Asia along with China, Singapore and Malaysia, according to Guardian Wealth Management.

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How to Guide for expats published

December 7, 2011 General

International private medical insurance provider Now Health International has published a new How to guide aimed at people planning to move abroad for the first time. The guide, ‘The New Expat’ provides information on topics ranging from finance and health to specific issues relating to family living and cultural differences.

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New international healthcare products launched

January 26, 2011 Hong Kong

A range of international healthcare products aimed at expats have been launched by the newest international private medical insurance (IPMI) provider in the sector. With its headquarters based in Hong Kong and with offices in the UK and the United Arab Emirates, Now Health will offer its products worldwide.

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Hong Kong suspends measure that allows rich foreign property buyers to get residency

October 15, 2010 Hong Kong

Hong Kong is introducing a temporary measure that will prevent rich expats buying property as a means of becoming resident. As part of an attempt to cool soaring real estate prices that have jumped almost 50% since 2009, Hong Kong will stop offering residency to foreigners who buy property, officials said.

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Potential for expats increasing in Hong Kong financial jobs market

March 16, 2010 Hong Kong

The finance sector in Hong Kong is actively recruiting and offering opportunities for suitably qualified expats, it is claimed. While financial services workers in the West are still reeling from the aftermath of the global economic crisis, Hong Kong’s finance sector has recovered from downsizing and pay cuts, according to recruitment specialists.

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Kowloon City Guide

August 15, 2007 Hong Kong

Kowloon is one of the 18 administrative districts that make up Hong Kong today.  It is a peninsula of the mainland China coast and sits north of the Hong Kong Island across the Victoria Harbor.  Kowloon is bordered by Lion Rock and Tate’s Cairn in the north, Victoria Harbor in the south, the strait of […]

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