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A bank asked rich American investors to define want they thought it meant to be wealthy and the answer was not really what was expected. Rather than put a figure on wealthy, the bank customers said the really wealthy are people who can live their lives without any financial restrictions. They...
Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s grand plans for interest rates are another kick in the teeth for expats. The former governor, Mervyn King, did little to help retired expats on a fixed income by engineering the lowest official interest rate ever – 0.5%. The rate has sat at that level...
Realtors doubt that enough properties will hit the market in Abu Dhabi to meet a government deadline that public sector workers set up home in the emirate. They report a stampede to find the best homes is under way as thousands of workers have to relocate from nearby Dubai to...
Expats seeking jobs in the United Arab Emirates are chasing fewer vacancies as recruitment stalls. The number of vacancies advertised online has dropped by almost a third (31%), compared with jobs available 12 months ago. The slump is not across the board, though, as some sectors are showing more resilience. The figures...
A deep love of the arts, science and culture is encouraging some of the world’s top talent to come to Britain as expats. The government has made moving to Britain simple for ‘exceptional people’ and a standing invitation remains open for others to move to the nation. The application is made...
A chef who has lost more than five stone since moving to New Zealand as an expat has been told he is too fat to stay in the country. The government has withdrawn his visa saying his weight may place too much demand on the nation’s health services. Albert Buitenhuis weighs...
If you want to find yourself in a happy place, then consider moving to the United Arab Emirates, where most people are generally satisfied with their lot. However, money and work are the only things bringing them down, according to a lifestyle survey by job site bayt.com. While everyone across the...
If you are an expat who has decided to return home, then leaving gracefully is the order of the day – and that requires some planning. So here are some must-do tips – not in any order of importance – to help you break those expat ties: Do talk your leaving...
The latest expat benchmark for living costs around the world has Luanda, Angola, ranked as the world’s most expensive place to live. Prices in the African country are not necessarily high for local goods and services, but the sky high cost of any imported expat treats sets Luanda ahead of...
The battle to combat money launderers and fraudsters has turned away from the law to turning the legal screws on private wealth managers and banks. Governments seem to have given up chasing crooks and seem to concentrate instead on controlling how the organisations that manage their wealth do business...
Film director and foodie Michael Winner really seems one of life’s losers now that that his finances have unravelled after his death. Flamboyant Winner wined and dined at the most exclusive restaurants and spent an annual £90,000 holiday in the Caribbean. To most, he seemed to have all the trappings of...
Bosses around the world are struggling to find workers with the key skills they need to help their business grow, according to a new report. The report by accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) reveals that 65% of CEOs in Britain want the government to come up with initiatives to develop a...
Health insurance policies are a fat lot of good to people in the UAE who may be obese since insurers have begun clamping down on claims if they think the claimant contributed to their own poor health. This growing issue is also affecting expats living and working in the United...
The numbers of women working in the United Arab Emirates who say they intend leaving their jobs within the next two years is far higher than the global average, a survey has revealed. The findings show that 52% of female workers say they will look for a new employer compared...
As property investments go, it is out of this world and is probably the most unusual piece of real estate anyone can buy, since investors cannot visit it and need a telescope to see it. The property is on the Moon and since 1980, more than 5.7 million people have...