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Ebola - what it means for a business community feeling at risk

Ebola - what it means for a business community feeling at risk

Contributed by APRIL International UK, 04 November, 2014

Before the current outbreak of Ebola, West Africa was best known as an area rich in minerals – in Liberia, iron ore and timber were the main exports, Sierra Leone was well known as a source of diamonds, chromite and rutile... Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Africa | expatriates | Guinea | Sierra Leone | Spain | Liberia | Niger | Nigeria | insurance | environment

 

Common Expat Mistakes when moving to Italy

Common Expat Mistakes when moving to Italy

Contributed by Gate-away.com, 28 October, 2014

Moving to a new country is an exciting thought, but the reality of the move may be a bit more challenging. When moving to a country like Italy, expatriates often make some common mistakes which make the adaptation to the new culture more difficult... Read Full Article »

Tags: expatriates | Italy | energy

 

Virtual Private Networks for Expats

Virtual Private Networks for Expats

Contributed by My Private Network, 17 October, 2014

For all the excitement that the expat life provides one constant gripe we hear from those living abroad is that using the internet becomes a somewhat testing experience! Read Full Article »

Tags: Middle East | China | services | internet

 

How to Explain Your Extended Period of Joblessness in Interviews & Discussions

How to Explain Your Extended Period of Joblessness in Interviews & Discussions

Contributed by Vineeta Tiwari, 17 October, 2014

Why is your resume showing so many gaps? Will you please explain me your unemployment status for these many months? These can be squirm-inducing questions and you feel your heart racing and voice stuttering while explaining things. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | unemployment | professionals

 

Your guide to studying abroad

Your guide to studying abroad

Contributed by the European Commission, 14 October, 2014

As an EU citizen, you are entitled to study at any EU university under the same conditions as nationals, although entry conditions vary in each country. You may also have the chance to do part of your studies abroad or complete a traineeship in a company through the Erasmus+ programme. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Europe | Work | Study | Macedonia | Turkey | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Norway | training | education | fees

 

What's New About the 2014 Streamlined Procedure for Americans Living Abroad?

What's New About the 2014 Streamlined Procedure for Americans Living Abroad?

Contributed by Inese Zemelman, 09 October, 2014

The old streamlined procedure was a welcome addition for taxpayers abroad, but it still had its limitations.

On June 18th 2014, the IRS Amnesty Program was greatly expanded and with it, the pool of eligible taxpayers. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | Offshore | Compliance | forex | penalties | law | offshore | services | tax

 

Healthcare Facility Management Must Be Focused on Prevention

Healthcare Facility Management Must Be Focused on Prevention

Contributed by marcus evans, 30 September, 2014

Interview with: Mark C. Sams, Vice President - Planning, Facilities Management and Engineering, Harris Health System Read Full Article »

Tags: Healthcare | Healthcare | energy | environment

 

United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance act (FATCA) Concepts and Deadlines

United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance act (FATCA) Concepts and Deadlines

Contributed by IBSA, by Howell Bramson, Robert Kiggins, 30 September, 2014

FATCA is aimed at addressing perceived tax abuse by US citizens and residents using accounts located outside the US to hide income from the US revenue authorities. Robert Kiggins and Howell Bramson outline the reasons behind FATCA and some of the practicalities affecting implementation. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | compliance | business | interest | dividends | Tax | FATCA | Compliance | individuals | Institutions | hedge funds | investment | United States | regulation | penalties | law | offshore | insurance | tax | withholding tax | trade

 

FATCA'S Impact on Singapore

FATCA'S Impact on Singapore

Contributed by IBSA, by Derren Joseph, 30 September, 2014

FATCA is a term that must be familiar to anyone who deals with US institutions or US persons. Few of us in the International Business Structuring space however, truly grasp the implications. It is hoped that this brief article not only helps in further our understanding of FATCA in general, but also our understanding of how it may impact financial institutions here in Singapore. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | compliance | business | interest | Tax | FATCA | Costa Rica | Finland | France | Germany | Switzerland | United States | Chile | Denmark | Hungary | Ireland | Cayman Islands | Guernsey | Singapore | offshore | tax

 

Using Video to Stay in Touch and Stay in the Loop

Using Video to Stay in Touch and Stay in the Loop

Laura Harrison, 25 September, 2014

It's impossible to predict exactly what you will miss most from back home, and in reality the specifics of your homesickness will probably surprise you. Read Full Article »

Tags: Communications | internet

 

 

 




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