Expat Focus Financial Update 21 April 2017


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Saudi remittances fall

The struggling economy in Saudi Arabia has seen a steep fall in the amount of money being remitted to other countries.

Expats in the Kingdom sent home $2.87 billion (£2.25) in February, which is 15% less than was sent home in February last year, according to the country’s monetary authority.

Financial experts say the fall in remittances is down to the Kingdom's lower level of economic growth, including a fall in the activities of the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises, and suspended government projects.   more ...

  Expat Focus Financial Update 12 April 2017


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Most British expats in EU fear for their future

A survey of British expats living in the European Union has found that 80% fear they will be deprived of the right to live in their new country.

The survey of 5,000 citizens was undertaken by the Liberal Democrats and reveals that the expats’ automatic right to work in another country is their number one issue.   more ...

  Expat Focus International Finance Update 05 April 2017


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Number of EU citizens wanting work plunges

A survey has revealed that the number of citizens from the European Union looking to work in the UK has plunged this year.

The findings from Indeed reveal that there's been an 18% fall in the number of citizens who are looking for work online since January in the UK.

This is the sharpest fall of EU workers looking for jobs in Britain since the Brexit referendum vote last June.   more ...

  Expat Focus International Finance Update 29 March 2017


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Thousands of UK expats get non-dom tax shock

Thousands of expats returning to the UK may be facing significant tax bills when new non-domicile regulations take effect from April.

According to one national British newspaper, the Finance Bill will reduce the tax perks enjoyed by people whose 'domicile', or permanent home, is overseas.   more ...

  Expat Focus International Finance Update 23 March 2017


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What are expat employers looking for?

With growing numbers of expats heading overseas to exploit work opportunities, a survey has revealed the most in-demand jobs in each country.

Currency exchange specialists World First has looked at the occupational skills shortages list for countries including Germany, Canada, the US, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

In the UK, the survey reveals there is strong demand for engineers, IT specialists, teachers, graphic designers and paramedics.   more ...

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