Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Properties Become Available to Expats

Expats and foreign property investors are now able to purchase properties in Abu Dhabi, following a government decision to relax property laws on buyers from abroad. Foreigners had previously been limited to leasehold agreements, however they are now able to purchase freehold properties in designated investment zones. This is a part of an initiative to…

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Expats Could Be Key In 2015 Election

The UK general election will take place next May and expats could play a huge part in its outcome and the future of British politics. The Electoral Commission have launched an initiative to encourage expats to vote in the forthcoming election, recognising that they could make a huge difference in marginal constituencies and alter which…

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Round 2! HMRC warns Swiss account holders

The UK/Swiss tax cooperation has yet to raise the projected £3.2 billion from tax dodgers, but they’ve yet to give up, sending a second wave of strongly worded letters to those who may be impacted by the agreement’s call for greater transparency. Although the letters are reported to threaten a detailed tax, “or in some cases”…

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Expats Expected to Invest in Australian Property

Experts predict that expats and offshore investors will begin purchasing Australian property, capitalising on low interest rates and the falling value of the Australian dollar. As house prices begin to rise, it is expected that there will be huge interest from those overseas and this will subsequently drive the cost of property, representing a great…

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Nations Luring Expats in 2014

It is not uncommon for nations to create campaigns encouraging those overseas to relocate to their shores, with these often being carried out to address a shortage of skills or to spark an economic boost. As the new year begins, two very different nations have launched initiatives designed to drive immigration with the purpose of…