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Australian Opposition Calls For New Entrepreneur Visa

Australian Opposition Calls For New Entrepreneur Visa

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 27 August, 2014

Australia's Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, has called on the Government to introduce a new visa to attract entrepreneurs.
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Tags: individuals | entrepreneurs | Australia | Expats | Visas and Passports | Working Abroad | Work | Working Abroad | Working Abroad

 

 

German Property Boom Continues

German Property Boom Continues

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com - 26 August, 2014

Exceptionally low interest rates in the euro zone and a shortage of housing are continuing to drive a property boom in Germany.
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Tags: banking | real-estate | Germany | Expats | Investment | Property Investment | Invest | Investment

 

 

Portuguese Golden Visa Entices Chinese Wealthy

Portuguese Golden Visa Entices Chinese Wealthy

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 25 August, 2014

Portugal's Golden Visa program has so far attracted more than 1,100 Chinese nationals to the country, and residence permits are being issued through the scheme at an increasing rate.
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Tags: investment | Portugal | China | Spain | Expats | Visas and Passports | Europe

 

 

Weekly Citizenship Tests Now Available In Australia's Regions

Weekly Citizenship Tests Now Available In Australia's Regions

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 22 August, 2014

A new partnership between two Government departments in Australia means that it is now possible to take the country's citizenship test at 29 regional Centrelink and Medicare Service Centers across the country.
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Tags: Australia | Expats | Immigration | Visas and Passports | Immigration

 

 

Slow Take-Up For German Work Visa Opportunity

Slow Take-Up For German Work Visa Opportunity

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com - 21 August, 2014

New figures show that amended immigration rules recognizing vocational qualifications resulted in the issuance of just 170 extra work visas over the past year.
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Tags: expatriates | Germany | Employment | Expats | Visas and Passports | Working Abroad | Work | Working Abroad | Working Abroad

 

 

ExpatBriefing Praised In 2014 Expat Star Awards

ExpatBriefing Praised In 2014 Expat Star Awards

By the ExpatBriefing team - 20 August, 2014

ExpatBriefing has been recognized as one of the internet's top sites for expat advice and information in this year's Expat Star Awards.
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Tags: Currency | tax | investment | business | pensions | Ireland | banking | insurance | Australia | Singapore | Thailand | internet | France | Indonesia | Italy | New Zealand | Spain | Switzerland | Japan | Expats

 

 

Ireland Reforms Work Permits System

Ireland Reforms Work Permits System

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 19 August, 2014

Ireland is set to introduce new Employment Permit categories from next month, including a Critical Skills Permit that the Government hopes will transform Ireland into "the internet capital of Europe."
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Tags: individuals | Ireland | law | Employment | Expats | Visas and Passports | Working Abroad | Work | Working Abroad | Working Abroad

 

 

Canada Issues First Start-Up Visas To Entrepreneurs

Canada Issues First Start-Up Visas To Entrepreneurs

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 18 August, 2014

Canada's Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has met with business leaders to promote a new visa that is aimed at bringing together entrepreneurs from abroad with Canadian venture capital funds, angel investor groups, and business incubators.
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Tags: tax | investment | business | law | entrepreneurs | education | venture capital | Canada | Expats | Immigration | Visas and Passports | Working Abroad | Work | Working Abroad | Immigration | Working Abroad

 

 

Quality Of Life In Hong Kong In Decline: Study

Quality Of Life In Hong Kong In Decline: Study

By Haruna Kobayashi, for ExpatBriefing.com - 15 August, 2014

A new study suggests that the quality of life in Hong Kong is declining, with rising property and rental prices, increasing air pollution, and more controls on the media.
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Tags: environment | education | Hong Kong | Expats | Welfare | Lifestyle | Lifestyle

 

 

Canadians Challenge US FATCA Scope

Canadians Challenge US FATCA Scope

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 14 August, 2014

Two American-Canadian dual citizens living north of the border have filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court of Canada challenging the constitutionality of the country's involvement with the USA's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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Tags: Treaties | Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) | FATCA | Tax Treaties | Canada | United States | Compliance | Expats | Tax

 

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