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Moving to Australia? Our Top Tips for Settling Down Under
With Australia Day over and kids across the country back at school, 2018 is well and truly underway! As a nation of migrants, for many the start of the year also marks the beginning of a new life in Australia. Migrating to a new country can be an overwhelming experience,
24 things expats find surprising about Australian working culture
Australians have a unique set of business etiquette rules in comparison to other business cultures. To mark Australia Day, Business Insider Australia took a look at what expats living in Australia, or returning expats, think of the Australian working culture. For example, we don’t mind the use of profanity
Moving to Canada in search of a new future?
There is a lot to take into consideration when deciding to move to another country, and Canada is no different. In spite of the many similarities, moving to Canada is still a significant undertaking, and not just because of the long winters. Whether you are moving for work, to study
Where to find the world's highest-paid expats
"Expats ranked Switzerland highly for both financial and personal well-being criteria," said Dean Blackburn, head of HSBC Expat. "The combination of high salaries and excellent work culture has placed Switzerland at the top of the careers league table." "Expats in Sweden and Germany enjoy benefits outside the financial side of
$582 billion in global remittances: interactive graph
Remittances in 2015 totaled an estimated $582 billion according to World Bank figures. These cross-border payments make a huge impact in the countries that receive them. World Bank figures show that in 2015, remittances to Egypt were worth four times as much as revenues from the Suez Canal. In Nepal
Which countries have the most expensive health insurance for expats?
Complaining about the cost of private health insurance is Australia's national sport. It's not entirely unjustified; premiums this year went up by an average of 5.59%. However, there's one reliable way to make health insurance even more expensive: move overseas to work. Health insurance is generally pricier for non-citizens
HSBC Ninth Annual Expat Survey: Singapore, New Zealand, Canada
Expat life can be an exciting and challenging experience, often involving a leap into the unknown to test one’s comfort zones. Expats embrace fresh challenges all the time while building their lives, careers and families in many different locations around the world, from the peace of the Appalachian Mountains
Australia a winner in war for talent
The world’s highly-skilled immigrants are increasingly living in just four nations: Australia, the US, UK and Canada, according to new World Bank research highlighting the challenges of brain drain for non-English-speaking and developing countries. The rise has come despite a dramatic fall in the cost of communication, suggesting the
The best places around the world for expats
For the third year in a row, Expat Insider — one of the largest expat surveys worldwide — offers an in-depth analysis of everyday expat life in more than 60 countries across the globe. The newcomer Taiwan has ousted two-time champion Ecuador to win this year’s survey. In addition to claiming
Expat annual forex remittances: $600 billion
Foreign exchange transfers is big business. Roughly 250 million expats and migrants sent more than US$600 billion in remittances across the world last year according to the World Bank. In the United Kingdom alone, the export-earnings of small to medium sized businesses generated an extraordinary AU$6.4 billion