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Why the expat lifestyle appeals to millennials

The term ‘millennial’ is given to the generation born between the early 80s and the early 2000s. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Database, millennials make up one-fourth of the planet’s population, which translates into 1.7 billion people....

2018 looks like a year for expat career opportunities

Findings from the first Deloitte global survey of private sector leaders indicate that despite global uncertainty, private company leaders are extremely optimistic about business growth and are actively investing in new technologies and talented, skilled individuals...

Why Iceland has the narrowest gender gap

A recent report by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company titled Women in the Workplace 2017 that was conducted in the United States across 222 companies employing over 12 million people showed that women are still significantly underrepresented in the workplace. In...

Where is the top talent heading to in 2018?

A major new study by the World Competitiveness Centre at IMD, the leading global business school has just released the IMD World Talent Ranking, which looks at the world economies best at recruiting and retaining top talent. The study draws on an in-depth survey of...

Is the golden era for expats in Saudi Arabia coming to an end?

2017 started off on a promising note for expats thinking about moving to Saudi Arabia, with talks of a green card for expats. It was proposed that the US-style green card would abolish the current set of rules, which only allow expats to remain in Saudi under the...

2018 is the year for global entrepreneurship

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) latest Entrepreneurship at a Glance report, Entrepreneurial activity is in on the increase and the number of new businesses created has been rising in most OECD countries. This is good...

Why Portugal has a growing startup ecosystem

We’ve recently written about how Portugal’s ‘tax haven’ status is attracting many expats, especially retirees, to its shores. However, it’s not only those in their golden years who are flocking there – young expat entrepreneurs, especially in the tech industry, are...

7 steps to successful emigration in 2018

January is the month when most people contemplate emigration. Perhaps it has something to do with New Year’s resolutions or the need for a change, either way January is the month when expats or would-be expats get itchy feet. The decision is often made in January, but...

Moving to Canada: What you need to know

For many English-speaking people, one of the huge advantages of moving to Canada is that it is a largely English-speaking nation, aside from a few French-speaking provinces. This makes integrating a whole lot easier into society – helping both you and your family to...

How Brexit is already financially impacting expats

There has been much speculation about what effects a ‘hard’ or a ‘soft’ Brexit will have on expats living in the UK, and there can be no doubt that there will be financial implications for expats living in the UK. So what is the general feeling amongst expats and what...

Why the Czech Republic is the best place to work abroad

The Czech Republic took first place in the Working Abroad category of the InterNations 2017 Expat Insider survey and is an increasingly popular country for expats with families looking for a country with a growing economy that guarantees a good quality of life. If...

Portable careers ensure the world is your oyster

A portable career is ideal for an expat as it allows you to seamlessly move from one country to the next without any significant retraining. A portable career provides you with the freedom to move where you choose while maintaining a professional identity – and a...

The quickest route to a new citizenship in 2018

A second passport is an item of great value, no matter where you live in the world. But before you consider applying for one, you need to consider several aspects including your current tax situation and whether you will be required to pay tax on your worldwide...

The top countries where the gender gap is the narrowest

If you’re a woman and plan on moving abroad, it’s important to be aware that some countries offer better work opportunities for women as opposed to others. Unfortunately, in many countries, the gender salary divide is still alive and well – even in the most...

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