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Affected by the global economic downturn? Contact the BBC!

Friday, May 08, 2009 (20:19:22)
Kirsty Good at the BBC has asked me to post the following:

I'm a producer working within the Business Economics Centre at the BBC. Has the global economic downturn forced you back to the UK? I'm looking for an expat who's recently moved back to Britain because they simply couldn't afford to remain living abroad. I can be contacted on email at kirsty.good@bbc.co.uk

My telephone number is +44 (0)208 225 8266

Many thanks
Kirsty Good

If you'd like to help Kirsty, please drop her a line!
  • Posted by: Jamie
  • Topic: All
  • Score: 4 / 5

For Foreigners in China, Daily Life Is Free of Government Intrusion (usually)

Friday, April 27, 2007 (14:40:56)
People often ask me how much I feel the authoritarian arm of the government living in China. The answer is never -- until I do. If that sounds circular or nonsensical, then I'm being clear. Most foreigners living in China have little sense of government intrusion in their daily lives. You can walk into a lot of hip bars or restaurants filled with beautiful people, great music and pricey drinks and never think for a second about living in an authoritarian nation. In fact, it's entirely possible to live here for years with virtually no interaction with the state apparatus, wandering a wide avenue within which you can do essentially whatever you please. But if you try to exit that avenue, you get pushed back hard -- and then you either retreat quickly to the center of the road or face some consequences...

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  • Posted by: RodM
  • Topic: All
  • Score: 5 / 5

German expatriate's rieslings stun New York

Monday, January 22, 2007 (20:15:58)
Hermann Wiemer, a German expatriate, bought an abandoned soybean farm in the hilly Finger Lakes, New York, region 1973 and put his winemaking pedigree to the test, turning it into a vineyard. Since then, Wiemer has turned out some of the United States' best rieslings, and his viticultural know-how has literally rooted the vinifera revolution in New York. His first riesling and chardonnay vintages in 1979 won gold in New York competitions...

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  • Posted by: RodM
  • Topic: All
  • Score: 0 / 5

Australia to let in extra 20,000 immigrants

Friday, April 15, 2005 (21:20:02)
Australia will accept an extra 20,000 skilled immigrants next year, it announced yesterday. The moves are part of a campaign to tackle a chronic shortage of skilled workers such as plumbers, lorry drivers, doctors and hairdressers. Mechanics, boilermakers, pharmacists, accountants and pastry chefs are also needed...

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Sterling update 21/03/05

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 (17:48:40)
The latest foreign exchange Sterling update is now online and can be read at


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