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Expat 'Liveability' Index Published

Expat 'Liveability' Index Published

By Haruna Kobayashi, for ExpatBriefing.com - 23 January, 2015

Bern and Copenhagen have been ranked as the easiest places to relocate for Europeans posted abroad. Toronto came first for North Americans and Singapore was first for Asians.
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Tags: South Africa | business | Mauritius | employees | Australia | Singapore | education | Canada | Hong Kong | Dubai | Japan | services | Expat Services | Expats | Working Abroad | Welfare | Europe | Work | Working Abroad | North America | Africa | Middle East | Working Abroad

 

 

Maltese Citizenship Program Draws 400 Applicants

Maltese Citizenship Program Draws 400 Applicants

By Fernand Gagnier, for ExpatBriefing.com - 23 January, 2015

Malta's Individual Investor Program, which offers a route to European Union citizenship for up to 1,800 individuals and their families, has so far attracted over 400 applicants from more than 40 countries.
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Tags: individuals | Wealth | investment | European Commission | Malta | European Union (EU) | Expat Services | Expats | Investment | Property Investment | Visas and Passports | Europe | Invest | Investment

 

 

Spanish Property Market Continues To Stabilize

Spanish Property Market Continues To Stabilize

By Fernand Gagnier, for ExpatBriefing.com - 22 January, 2015

Spain's General Council of Notaries has said that the country's property market is continuing to stabilize, with increasing numbers of sales at lower prices.
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Tags: Spain | Expats | Investment | Property Investment | Invest | Investment

 

 

Russia Clarifies New Driving Restrictions

Russia Clarifies New Driving Restrictions

By Fernand Gagnier, for ExpatBriefing.com - 21 January, 2015

Russia's Health Ministry has confirmed a list of persons with disabilities or illnesses who are not allowed to drive a vehicle, notably without controversial provisions that drew international criticism last month.
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Tags: Russia | legislation | Expats | Welfare | Lifestyle | Lifestyle

 

 

Western Union Announces New Service For Mexico

Western Union Announces New Service For Mexico

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 20 January, 2015

Western Union has said that customers in the US will soon be able to transfer cash directly into qualifying bank accounts in Mexico through its retail agents, smart phone apps, or its website.
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Tags: Mexico | United Kingdom | Expats | Money Transfers

 

 

New Swiss Rules On Tax Deductions For Expats Confirmed

New Swiss Rules On Tax Deductions For Expats Confirmed

By Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels - 20 January, 2015

Switzerland's Federal Department of Finance has announced that revised rules on tax deductions for expatriates will apply from January 1, 2016.
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Tags: expatriates | compliance | Finance | tax | tax compliance | tax incentives | revenue guidance | employees | fees | food | education | tax planning | Switzerland | tax reform | Expats

 

 

US Relaxes Cuba Restrictions

US Relaxes Cuba Restrictions

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 19 January, 2015

The United States has relaxed long-standing travel and trade restrictions relating to Cuba.
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Tags: United States | Cuba | Communications | Expats | Money Transfers | Travel | Lifestyle | Banking | Lifestyle

 

 

Hong Kong Suspends Investor Visa Scheme

Hong Kong Suspends Investor Visa Scheme

By Haruna Kobayashi, for ExpatBriefing.com - 16 January, 2015

The Government of Hong Kong has announced the suspension of the territory's Capital Investment Entrant Scheme with immediate effect.
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Tags: individuals | investment | entrepreneurs | professionals | Hong Kong | Expats | Immigration | Investment | Visas and Passports | Invest | Immigration | Investment

 

 

Chinese And Russians Seek UK Investor Visas

Chinese And Russians Seek UK Investor Visas

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 15 January, 2015

Pinsent Masons, an international law firm, has highlighted a sharp increase in the number of UK investor visas being issued to Chinese and Russian nationals.
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Tags: Russia | investment | law | China | United Kingdom | corporate governance | Expats | Investment | Property Investment | Visas and Passports | Invest | Investment

 

 

India Reforms Expat Residency Schemes

India Reforms Expat Residency Schemes

By Haruna Kobayashi, for ExpatBriefing.com - 14 January, 2015

India has passed an amendment that merges two residency schemes for Indians living abroad and their descendants.
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Tags: Citizenship | India | Expats | Immigration | Visas and Passports | Immigration

 

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