Expat Focus Financial Update 12 January 2017


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London will remain a top location for expat businesspeople

Despite Brexit, London will continue to attract expats from around the world to enjoy excellent opportunities, new research suggests.

Many critics of the vote to leave the European Union have expressed fears that London will be seen as a less attractive location for expats around the world when the UK eventually leaves the EU.   more ...

  Expat Focus Financial Update 05 January 2017


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Expat salaries could rise by 5% in 2017

Expats around the world could see an average increase of 5% this year, says ECA International.

However, when real salary increases are analysed, the worldwide average is set to be 1.5%, which is a fall from 2016’s 1.6% average.   more ...

  Expat Focus Financial Update 22 December 2016


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Tokyo reclaims most expensive expats’ city title

The world's most expensive city for expats is Tokyo, which has reclaimed the title from London.

Tokyo has not been in the top spot since 2012 when the yen rose. London has fallen from the top spot since the Brexit vote sent sterling plummeting.   more ...

  Expat Investment Trust Opportunities After The Brexit Vote


Financial - Geoff Birch

The papers have been full this year of Brexit and like many others I confess I was somewhat shocked on the morning of 24th of June to read that the UK had actually voted for Brexit. When I had gone to bed Nigel Farage was quoted as saying “I think Remain has just edged it”, and I thought so too. I had to read the BBC website headlines three times when I logged on it the morning just to take it in.

So markets initially plummeted but now most of the doom and gloom that was forecast has not actually come to pass at all. Sterling took a dip and that only spurred British companies stock prices higher due to higher overseas earnings to be repatriated in GBP. What it also did for us though is throw up a number of opportunities in the investment trust field.   more ...

  Expat Focus Financial Update 15 December 2016


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Future of EU expats in UK becomes a political issue

The debate over the future of EU expats living in the UK has now become a political issue with a new campaign demanding that these expats be given the right to remain after Brexit.

The group, called The Three Million, say they want assurances that EU expats will not be used as bargaining chips in any negotiations.   more ...

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