Singapore

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Asian cities becoming among the most expensive for expat accommodation

April 17, 2014 China

Four of the top 10 cities with the most expensive rental accommodations for foreign expats are in Asia, an increasingly popular expat location, according to a new report. Asia is becoming increasingly popular with expats from Europe and the United States with many major firms setting up offices in Hong Kong, China, Japan and India, […]

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Singapore and Paris knock Tokyo off top of list of most expensive cities

March 11, 2014 European Union

Singapore has been named as the world’s most expensive city, knocking Tokyo off the top spot, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. The report compares the cost of living between 131 cities worldwide comparing a basket of goods ranging from household items, alcohol and clothing to petrol and utilities. Expats […]

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New international health firm launches expat service in Singapore

February 28, 2014 General

A new international private health company has launched in Singapore with a range of plans for expats, locals and companies. Now Health International, which has its headquarters in Hong Kong and also has offices in Shanghai, the UK and the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with Tenet Sompo Insurance to launch international healthcare plans in […]

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UAE and Hong Kong most popular expat locations for professionals

January 3, 2014 China

The United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong are the most popular expat destinations for relocating global professionals to stay on longer than they originally intended, according to a new report. The study, carried out by global specialist recruiter Hydrogen, has detailed Hong Kong as the celebrated gateway to China which is attracting a large number […]

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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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Singapore sees increase in expats wanting serviced hotel apartments

September 9, 2011 Singapore

Serviced hotel apartments are proving popular with expats moving to Singapore who prefers them to renting or buying a home, it is claimed. Demand for these kinds of residences has increased with American, European and Japanese expats increasingly likely to choose this kind of accommodation, according to providers. Expats from China, India and the United […]

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New report shows Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are the least corrupt places to live

October 29, 2010 Singapore

Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are the best places in the world to live in terms of transparency, accountability and lack of corruption, a new study reveals. The worst countries are Somalia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index.

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More expats buying property with land in Singapore, report indicates

August 13, 2010 Singapore

Foreigners, mostly expats, are buying more properties in Singapore and fewer apartments and condos, according to new research. Katong, Telok Kurau and East Coast Road overtook District 4, where transactions are predominantly at Sentosa Cove, as the most popular district among foreign buyers of landed property, an analysis by consultants Knight Frank shows.

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Banking in Singapore

May 31, 2010 Expat Banking and Finance

Moving to Singapore? Expatriate banking services in Singapore The Republic of Singapore covers an area of approximately 700 square kilometres, and consists of an island at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, plus over 50 small islets. The national language is Malay, but English, Tamil and Mandarin are also widely spoken. Singapore is one […]

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Singapore changes property rules to prevent the growth of foreign owned enclaves

March 23, 2010 Singapore

Some expats in Singapore are to be limited in the number of properties they can buy in certain public developments to prevent the growth of enclaves of foreigners. The government has imposed limits on the number of public flats in each apartment block and neighborhood that can be sold to those with permanent residency (PR) status. The […]

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Opposition in Singapore signals that immigration will be key issue in next year’s election

January 20, 2010 Singapore

For years Singapore has marketed itself as one of the world’s most open economies and welcomed expats especially to the finance and banking sectors. Indeed it has even been called the Asian version of Dubai. Now there are signs though that a small but growing group of people are unhappy that the influx of foreign workers is depriving […]

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Singapore City Guide

August 13, 2007 Singapore

Singapore is the only city-state in Southeast Asia.  It sits on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, south of Johor in Malaysia and north of Riao Islands in Indonesia.  With a total land area of 704.0 km², it is the smallest country in the region.  Despite its size, Singapore is an affluent modern city […]

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