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Expat Focus Financial Update 05 January 2017




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 ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 22 December 2016




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 ...


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Geoff Birch

Expat Investment Trust Opportunities After The Brexit Vote


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 ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 15 December 2016




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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Why Is Demand For European Property Climbing Among British Investors?

(c) Mark Gilbert on Wikipedia

(c) Mark Gilbert on Wikipedia

In a recent report, TheMoveChannel.com says British buyers are still in love with buying European property and that demand is growing, led by a boom in buying property in Spain.

Indeed, Spain moved into the number one spot for enquiries on the website only to be knocked off when the US took back its number one position in July 2016.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 01 December 2016




Best country for expats looking for prosperity

The best country in the world for expats looking for prosperity is New Zealand.

The global prosperity index analysed 149 countries. The UK-based Legantum Institute promoted the country from fourth spot last year with the survey not just analysing incomes but other factors too, including employment opportunities and levels of education, personal freedom and the environment among others.    more ...


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Top Tax Tips For Expats Abroad




No matter where expats decide to work or retire, they still have tax obligations but there are ways to mitigate these. While most of this article is aimed at US expats, there will be tips and ideas that every expat can learn from.

There are more than nine million American citizens living overseas and they are required by law to file an Internal Revenue Service income tax return.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 23 November 2016




InterNations releases expat world city rankings

A survey of expats around the world has placed Melbourne as the best city for opportunity and work-life balance.

Australia's second-largest city took top spot in the InterNations survey of expats, with 79% of expats living there rating their work-life balance positively.

They said there were lots of leisure activities available that helped push it to the top.    more ...


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The Financial Impact Leaving The US Will Have On Your Family Back Home

(c) budgetplaces on Flickr

(c) budgetplaces on Flickr

The recent trend of globalization has spurred Americans of all ages to explore the option of global mobility. The number of US citizens choosing to pursue their education and careers overseas or even get married and retire in foreign countries is growing every year.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 16 November 2016




Where can expats find the best salaries?

One of the main reasons for expats working overseas is to boost their income. The latest Salary Trends Survey has been published by ECA International.

Among their findings is that expats working in the UK will see the lowest salary increase in Europe in 2017 of around 0.3% down to the rise in inflation.    more ...