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Australia: Tighter Immigration Rules On The Way?

Australia: Tighter Immigration Rules On The Way?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 20 January, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott came to power in September promising to strengthen Australia's porous borders against illegal immigration like never before. But what about the new government's attitude to immigration of the legal kind? Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Immigration | Students | Work | Study | Invest | Africa | Immigration | investment | New Zealand | United States | Chile | South Africa | Australia | Thailand | United Kingdom | legislation | environment | education | fees | trade |

 

Dubai Profile

Dubai Profile

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 13 January, 2014

While the city's image sustained something of a bruising in the global financial crisis as the property bubble popped, Dubai's confidence is now most definitely on the up with the economy in rebound mode and investors falling over themselves to snap up new real estate developments. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Tax | Europe | Middle East | Health Insurance | contractors | employees | Insurance | Dubai | Austria | Belgium | Brunei | Denmark | Bahrain | law | construction | insurance | manufacturing | tax | trade |

 

Visas

Visas

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 06 January, 2014

“Complicated”, “bureaucratic” and “time-consuming” are some of the descriptions that aspiring expats might use of visa application requirements when thinking about a move abroad. But the good news for those seeking a better life overseas is that a range of countries are fine-tuning their visa systems to make the process of expatriating a little bit easier, especially for expats with skills, or who are likely to make a significant contribution to the economy in their host country. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Immigration | Investment | Europe | Work | Invest | Immigration | Investment | Citizenship | individuals | entrepreneurs | investment | Canada | New Zealand | Spain | Malta | Portugal | Australia | China | Macau | education | tax |

 

Looking Back At 2013

Looking Back At 2013

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 30 December, 2013

In this week’s briefing, we take a look back at some of the most interesting news stories affecting expats in 2013. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | interest | Tax | Europe | Expats | FATCA | Compliance | Insurance | Construction | pensions | Oman | France | Spain | United States | Kuwait | Malta | Australia | Bahrain | services | fees | tax |

 

QROPS: HMRC Creates Uncertainty Out of Confusion

QROPS: HMRC Creates Uncertainty Out of Confusion

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 19 December, 2013

Earlier this year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was ordered by a court to clarify its position regarding certain QROPS pensions transfers. Finally, the long-awaited guidance arrived in late November, but the situation for expat pensioners and their advisers seem just as uncertain. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | Tax | Invest | individuals | pensions | investment | Hong Kong | Singapore | court | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | tax |

 

Britain Open For Business?

Britain Open For Business?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 17 December, 2013

Since coming to power in 2010, the ‘Con-Lib’ coalition has laid down the welcome mat for wealthy foreigners, especially those likely to contribute to the UK’s future economic growth. However, despite the oft-repeated mantra that Britain is “open for business,” new research suggests that the Government is as much interested in the benefits expats bring to HM Treasury as the wider economy. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | compliance | business | interest | Tax | Invest | budget | individuals | employees | hedge funds | investment | law | offshore | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) | banking | insurance | tax compliance | tax | property tax | tax avoidance | stamp duty |

 

Typhoon Haiyan: Why health insurers also have a part to play in the clear up

Typhoon Haiyan: Why health insurers also have a part to play in the clear up

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 17 December, 2013

Up until early November of this year, The Philippines were largely regarded as one of the more successful Asian economies, with amongst other things a thriving business outsource industry and GDP growth rates running at around 6% per annum, far outstripping many Western economies. With over 400,000 people now employed in call centres , the Philippines overtook India in 2011 to become the world's largest provider of these services, which are operated on behalf of some of the top US and UK brand names - currently, there are thought to be over 1000 call centres spread across 20 locations. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | charities | Providers | expatriates | India | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | services | construction | insurance |

 

Bitcoin: The Answer To Expats' Currency Woes?

Bitcoin: The Answer To Expats' Currency Woes?

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 06 December, 2013

One of the biggest expat gripes is the exorbitant fees that banks charge to transfer money from one part of the world to another, while exchange rates can often dictate an expat’s lifestyle for many years, consigning them to a life of luxury or penury in their adopted country.
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Tags: speculation | Economy | Tax | inflation | currency | Currency | Canada | Cyprus | Germany | United States | Thailand | enforcement | law | services | commerce | mining | banking | internet | fees | tax | trade |

 

Ireland Guide

Ireland Guide

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 29 November, 2013

Once upon a time, Ireland was a country that people tended to move from rather than to. That all changed with the emergence of the Celtic Tiger economy and, while Ireland has endured some tough times recently, strong foreign investment from the United States in particular means that demand for skilled labour remains strong. In this briefing we give the essential facts about Ireland and run the rule over its work permit rules, which were recently tweaked. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | payroll | Tax | Europe | Work | Other | budget | Employment | individuals | professionals | employees | investment | United States | Ireland | Russia | China | Norway | services | fees | tax | property tax |

 

FATCA - What U.S. Expats Need to Know

FATCA - What U.S. Expats Need to Know

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 21 November, 2013

Under the United States' worldwide system of taxation for individuals, Americans living abroad are in the unenviable situation of having to report and pay taxes in the US as well as in their host country. For many US expats however, things are about to get a whole lot worse thanks to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, commonly known as FATCA. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | interest | Regulations | Tax | Expats | FATCA | individuals | Institutions | France | Germany | Spain | United States | Guernsey | Jersey | legislation | law | regulation | offshore | banking | tax | tax avoidance |

 

 




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