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    Oman has announced a six-month ban on visas for expats working in 10 key sectors in what is being reported as an attempt to get firms to hire more locals. Employers will not be able to recruit people from overseas in jobs relating to information systems, engineering, aviation, sales, marketing...
  2. Articles: Europe
    As the official talks on Brexit get underway between the UK and the European Union, calls continue for the future of expats across the region to be a top priority. Expats in the UK are concerned about their future in terms of pensions, healthcare and tax, while EU citizens living in Britain are...
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    There are more freelance workers in the European Union than ever before with new research showing their numbers have increased by 24% from 7.7 million to 9.6 million between 2008 and 2015. The figures by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, will be of...
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    Over a third of expats move abroad for work but a large number also want to experience a new environment, culture and lifestyle and to join family already living in another country, new research has found. Some 34.8% move primarily for work either with a current or new employer, 29.7% move for...
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    Saudi Arabia is set to introduce a permanent residency card system for expats, similar to the green card in the United States. Officials say that it will be a vast improvement on the sponsorship system currently in place and mean that expats will have the same benefits and services as Saudi...
  6. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    The New Zealand government is set to introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across the country. At a time when thousands of people from all over the world are moving to New Zealand because it is a good place to live, work and...
  7. Articles: Africa
    African countries are not always top of mind for would-be expats, mainly due to security concerns, but new research show that many are satisfied with their jobs and career prospects. Senegal and Nigeria are high on the list for job satisfaction and personal finance according to the survey...
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    Currency fluctuations are contributing to the cost of living for expats, which makes sending an employee abroad increasingly expensive. According to a comprehensive survey on the costs of expat packages from global firm Mercer, Asian and European cities are the most expensive in the world...
  9. Articles: Europe
    Expats should ensure that their employers are reviewing their international benefits often enough, with new research suggesting that these are not being carried out regularly enough. According to Jelf International, a company that advises on employee benefits, some 42% have either never...
  10. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    While tens of thousands of people arrive in Australia to live and work every year it seems that Australian women in particular are not so keen to move abroad. Indeed, the workplace gender gap is at its widest among the expat community with only one in four Australian females currently working...
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    London, New York and Paris are regarded as the most appealing cities to work abroad in, while overall, the United States is the country with the highest appeal, new research shows. Some 16% voted for London, 12.2% for New York and 8.9% for Paris, according to the survey carried out by the...
  12. Articles: Americas
    More jobs could be available for expats in the United States if a Senate bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the country is approved. It could help bring 3,000 jobs back to New York alone, according to Senator Charles Schumer, who explained that...
  13. Articles: Americas
    People looking for well paid jobs overseas are likely to be in demand in the oil and gas industry according to a new report detailing a lack of skilled workers around the world. The world’s oil and gas industry is in the midst of a talent crisis, according to a new survey from Mercer which...
  14. Articles: Europe
    More than £56 million of pension funds that had been previously lost or forgotten about by British expats were recovered for them last year, it has been revealed. The deVere Group, which has over 80,000 mainly expat clients worldwide, says that it is only the tip of the iceberg and the true...
  15. Guides
    Tuition, immigration and tax policies all have an effect on the economic and financial benefits of an international student’s study in a foreign country, new research suggests. Studying abroad is now regarded as one way of improving the chances of getting a high flying job, but there are a lot...
  16. Articles: Europe
    Foreign executives working in Belgium who have been benefiting from special expat tax status for 10 years or more are being investigated by the country’s tax man. Belgian tax authorities are carrying out an extensive audit and making calculations from the first day the expat workers arrived in...
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    Single women with good networking skills and foreign languages are the most sought after expat executive workers, a survey has found. More than half of business owners surveyed, some 53%, said that the ideal candidate would be in their late twenties to early thirties and 26.5% think women are...
  18. Articles: Europe
    A new international study that will help British and Irish trained tradespeople assess their skills against Canadian criteria is being supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC.) An agreement has been signed between the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and the UK’s...
  19. Articles: Asia
    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...
  20. Articles: Europe
    Air pollution is often associated with crowded Chinese cities and expat workers in particular can find it hard to cope and be concerned about health implications. But recent air pollutions warnings in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and London show that even apparently cleaner cities can experience...
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