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Why Are So Many Expat Businesspeople Moving To The Asia-Pacific Region?

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (17:18:30)
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Europe and North America have been regarded as the top expat destinations for people from around the world for many decades. However, over the last few years political situations across these continents have caused a number of potential immigrants to look for other places where they can live and work or run their businesses.   more ...

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The Top Destinations for Expat Families

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (16:44:26)
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Living abroad is an exciting and challenging prospect, no matter what age you might be and what your reasons are. People move abroad and change locations for many reasons.

Many expats are at a stage in life where they lead an independent life, and do not particularly need to consider anyone’s needs but their own when moving abroad.   more ...

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Employment

Should You Ever Turn Down An Expat Assignment?

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (16:04:59)
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There are a range of reasons for not agreeing to take on an expat assignment, but will disagreeing set you back in your career?

Research points to an alarmingly high turnover of expats once they return to their home workplace. One study says that within a year of returning to their employer, 38% will leave and take their experience to a new firm.   more ...

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Health

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update May 2017

Posted on Tuesday May 16, 2017 (12:06:16)
Duty of care for international employees

Employers with internationally mobile employees need to take steps to ensure their duty of care obligations are met and boost productivity and well-being.

The findings from a report from Collinson Group, an insurance and assistance provider, say proper consideration should be given by employers to help achieve the best balance between the employee's well-being and cost savings.   more ...

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General

The Ten Most Environmentally Friendly Expat Destinations

Posted on Monday May 15, 2017 (18:26:18)
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Environmental issues are on many people’s minds at the moment. Let’s take a look at ten of the most environmentally friendly expat destinations in the world.

This isn’t a definitive list, but it’s based on studies and reports that have been created over the years, including Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2016 and the Global Green Economy Index from Dual Citizen LLC.   more ...

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Employment

Why Moving Abroad Will Make You A Better Businessperson

Posted on Monday May 15, 2017 (17:52:17)
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Stepping out of one’s comfort zone can be a challenge for any professional, including an entrepreneur. However, research shows that moving to a different country for education or work can actually improve your business acumen.

It is a well known fact that professionals with some amount of international experience stand out from their competitors in terms of many functional and behavioral skills. That’s why many people choose to take up training courses, internships, assignments, or job offers in other nations.   more ...

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Employment

The Ten Best Cities In The World For Expat Businesses

Posted on Monday May 15, 2017 (17:19:35)
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Many people would love to live abroad, often in a specific country or part of the world, but find it difficult to do so because of a lack of suitable job opportunities there. For those who don’t want to wait till they retire to act on these dreams, a great option is to move abroad as an entrepreneur. Of course, both the expat life and the entrepreneur life are full of challenges and neither should be jumped into casually. When you combine the two, you are essentially doubling the risks and challenges, and should therefore be particularly thorough in your research and planning.   more ...

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Employment

The Seven Best Countries For Work-Life Balance

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (19:33:23)
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It’s a big decision to say goodbye to your life at home, packing up your possessions, disrupting your routine and leaving behind friends. So it would be a great shame to go through all that turmoil without reaping any of the benefits of living overseas.   more ...

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General

The New Tribe Of Travellers Seeking Increasingly Authentic Experiences

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (17:55:40)
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Ever since the first caveman stepped outside his hovel and grunted whatever translated as ‘I wonder what’s over that hill’, mankind has been travelling and exploring.

From that first loincloth-clad voyager to the likes of Marco Polo, Columbus and Neil Armstrong, humans have been pushing out further and further from their home turfs, filling in the blank spaces on maps and planting flags in the ground.   more ...

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General

Why Do Brits Abroad Have Such A High Level Of Reciprocal Health Agreements?

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (17:17:20)
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When making plans to travel overseas, most people are advised to apply for health insurance that will cover them in case of an emergency during the course of their stay. This makes it possible for them to seek the medical attention they need in a foreign land, without having to worry about an astronomical bill.   more ...