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UK Chevening Scholarships Program Marks 30 Years

UK Chevening Scholarships Program Marks 30 Years

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 24 July, 2014

The UK Foreign Office has hosted an event celebrating the 30th anniversary of a Government-sponsored postgraduate scholarship program for overseas students wanting to study at British universities, a month before the opening of the 2015-16 application round.
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Tags: business | budget | United Kingdom | Education | Expats | Education

 

 

Tool Launched To Calculate Equivalent Pay For New Expats

Tool Launched To Calculate Equivalent Pay For New Expats

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 23 July, 2014

International consultancy Mercer has launched a new tool to help employers negotiate the payment packages of employees who are sent abroad on localized compensation programs.
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Tags: tax | business | employees | United States | services | Expats | Working Abroad | Work | Working Abroad | Working Abroad

 

 

Record Number of International Students In Germany

Record Number of International Students In Germany

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com - 22 July, 2014

A new report has highlighted that the number of overseas students studying at German universities has passed the 300,000 mark for the first time.
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Tags: environment | employees | United Kingdom | Canada | Germany | United States | Education | Expats | Education

 

 

Canada Prepares Employers For Express Entry Launch

Canada Prepares Employers For Express Entry Launch

By Lewis Cooper, for ExpatBriefing.com - 21 July, 2014

Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has met with stakeholders and key business leaders ahead of January's launch of Express Entry, a scheme which will make it easier for skilled economic immigrants to settle in the country.
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Tags: Citizenship | business | Canada | Expats | Immigration | Visas and Passports | Working Abroad | Work | Working Abroad | Immigration | Working Abroad

 

 

UK Report Shows Extent of Consular Assistance

UK Report Shows Extent of Consular Assistance

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 18 July, 2014

A new report from the UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office has highlighted the extent to which British nationals overseas have received consular assistance over the past year, and reveals that there has been a decrease in some of the more serious types of consular cases.
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Tags: United Arab Emirates | Australia | China | Jamaica | Philippines | Thailand | United Kingdom | France | Spain | Turkey | Expat Services | Expats | Welfare

 

 

FATCA: More US Expats Consider Handing In Passports

FATCA: More US Expats Consider Handing In Passports

By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington - 18 July, 2014

Four out of five American expatriates are considering giving up their United States citizenship due to the ongoing implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, according to a new survey by the deVere Group.
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Tags: individuals | expatriates | compliance | Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) | tax | tax compliance | FATCA | banking | financial services | United States | exit tax | services | Compliance | Expats | Tax

 

 

Non-EU European States Strengthen Expat Rights

Non-EU European States Strengthen Expat Rights

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com - 17 July, 2014

The European Free Trade Association and the European Union have incorporated 26 EU legal acts into the European Economic Area Agreement, including measures relating to cross-border healthcare, the Connecting Europe Facility, and the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.
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Tags: Citizenship | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Norway | Switzerland | European Union (EU) | Expats | Healthcare | Welfare | Europe | Healthcare

 

 

Retired British Expats Benefiting From Strong Pound

Retired British Expats Benefiting From Strong Pound

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 16 July, 2014

Analysis from The Prudential shows that retired Britons living in the Euro zone have seen their state pension income rise by nearly ten percent over the past year, for the most part due to an increasingly strong British Pound.
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Tags: Finance | United Kingdom | currency | European Union (EU) | Expats | Pensions | Personal Finance | Europe | Pensions

 

 

Europe's Top Court Rules Against German Immigration Test

Europe's Top Court Rules Against German Immigration Test

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com - 15 July, 2014

The European Court of Justice has ruled in favor of a German resident of Turkish descent who challenged the German Government's decision to disallow his spouse from joining him in Germany because she had failed Germany's language proficiency immigration test.
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Tags: court | Germany | European Union (EU) | Expats | Visas and Passports | Welfare | Europe

 

 

Asia Funds Passport Could Save Investors Billions

Asia Funds Passport Could Save Investors Billions

By ExpatBriefing.com Editorial - 14 July, 2014

In a study, entitled the "Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP): A Study of Potential Economic Benefits and Costs," which has been issued by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Policy Support Unit, it has been estimated that the passport could save the region's investors USD20bn annually in fund management costs.
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Tags: investment | business | capital markets | investment funds | Australia | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | Korea, South | New Zealand | Expats | Investment | Asia-Pacific | Invest | Investment

 

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