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Listed Chinese companies fall to 2008 lo...

Breadcrumb Links PMN Company Author of the article: Content of the article SHANGHAI — Chinese stocks fell to 21-month lows on Tuesday as mainland companies listed in Hong Kong hit 2008 lows as soaring COVID-19 cases threatened prospects for the world’s second-largest economy and the central bank dashed expectations of a cut in a key […]

Excerpt from the book: “The Impossible C

In his memoirs, “The Impossible City” (Random House), journalist and author Karen Cheung recounts that her personal challenges are occurring alongside the unrest resulting from Hong Kong’s heartbreaking return to the center of power in Beijing. Read an excerpt below. random house At university, before finding the universe I finally wanted to belong to, I […]

Brazil Prepaid Cards and Digital Wallets...

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Data Book on Business and Investment Opportunities of Prepaid Cards and Digital Wallets in Brazil – Market Size and Forecast, Consumer Attitude and Behavior, Retail Spending” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The prepaid card market (by value) in Brazil grew at a CAGR of 8.7% during the period 2017-2021. During […]

Markets for prepaid cards and digital wa...

Dublin, March 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Data Book on Business and Investment Opportunities of Prepaid Cards and Digital Wallets in Latin America – Market Size and Forecast, Consumer Attitude and Behavior, Retail Spending” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. According to the publisher, the prepaid card market (by value) in Latin […]

Everything you need to know about Forex ...

Forex – short for foreign exchange – simply means exchanging one currency for another. If you have ever been on vacation and exchanged your pounds for foreign currency or resold your remaining tickets on your return, you have exchanged currency. Currencies are the lifeblood of the global economy and enable governments and businesses to purchase […]

Russia raises interest rates to 20%, the...

The emergency measures represent the strongest measures taken by Russia after the latest round of sanctions, with the United States and the EU agreeing to potentially block access to much of the $640 billion that the central bank of the country has accumulated to protect the economy. Russia’s attack on Ukraine caused a flight from […]

CNC focuses on SDGs, inclusivity and equ...

(Continued from Saturday) Collaborations with professional institutes With a view to developing business opportunities for the MSME sector and the corporate sector, the Chamber has signed MoUs with the Association of Chartered Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA Society) Sri Lanka. National Business Excellence Awards 2021 The most anticipated business referral program, the 2021 […]

Expats head for the exit as Singapore’s

Singapore – Atar Sandler arrived in Singapore in 2019, seizing the opportunity to live in a bustling global city that is also a convenient base for flying to more exotic locations nearby. But after two years of mask-wearing, small-group socializing and travel restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Israeli human resources professional packed her […]

Expats head for the exit as Singapore’s

Atar Sandler arrived in Singapore in 2019, seizing the opportunity to live in a bustling global city that is also a convenient base for flying to more exotic locations nearby. But after two years of mask-wearing, small-group socializing and travel restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Israeli human resources professional packed her […]

Hong Kong’s financial sector faces talen

HONG KONG, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Late last year, Tania Sibree quit her well-paying job as a financial services lawyer in Hong Kong and returned to Australia rather than live one more time with the city’s strict coronavirus restrictions. Sibree, who said he enjoyed the previous five years in Hong Kong, is among […]

20 for 20: Michele Camargo, early childh...

As we continue our celebration of 20 years of The Pekingese, we take a closer look at some of the expats who have been here for two decades and those who have had an outsized impact during their stay. Michele Camargo is yet another amazing person who has been in Beijing for over 20 years […]

Zero-Covid strategy threatens Hong Kong’

Galeanu Mihai/iStock via Getty Images Through Iris Pan Prospects for Hong Kong are mixed in 2022 The border between Hong Kong and mainland China may reopen with a limited quarantine period if Covid cases disappear. This should increase economic activity in Hong Kong. Further border opening measures depend on the Covid infection rate in Hong […]

FirstFT: Biden toughens warning to Russi...

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up for our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning Hello and happy Friday. Did you follow the news this week? Take our quiz. Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, yesterday chastised Joe Biden […]

American Expats Consider Leaving Hong Ko...

According to a survey of members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham HK), more than a third of American expats working in Hong Kong are considering relocating due to severe Covid-19 lockdowns and social restrictions. The Chamber’s 2022 Business Sentiment Survey found that 44% of 262 individuals and business representatives surveyed […]

Hong Kong expat bankers spurred on by ru...

The pressure of Hong Kong’s strict quarantine laws proved to be the last straw for an expatriate banker. Bettina Schaël a banker “with a global vocation” and a Hong Kong-born mother of four to expatriate parents, leaves Hong Kong after being unable to see her children over Christmas. Hong Kong’s strict quarantine laws and travel […]

Discovery’s ‘New Taste of Hong Kong’ new

Season 2 of TLC’s ‘New Taste of Hong Kong’ explains why so many made the iconic city their first home on January 21 Fabio Grangeon, actor and foodie, will take Singaporean and Malaysian audiences through the many colorful layers of Hong Kong’s neighborhoods from the perspective of locals and expats who call the city home […]

New Zealand is not such a star in the ne...

123RF The New Zealand passport is highly rated for quality of life on the World Passport Index, but lower for travel benefits and overseas investment opportunities. There’s a new passport index in town and this one doesn’t rate New Zealand so well. The New Zealand Passport has been one of the best performers in the […]

New Zealand is not such a star in the ne...

123RF The New Zealand passport is rated highly for quality of life in the Global Passport Index, but lower for travel benefits and overseas investment opportunities. There is a new passport index in town and this one doesn’t give New Zealand such a high rating. The New Zealand passport has been one of the top […]

Expats season 1 release date, cast, trai...

While Brian Tee will always be best known to One Chicago fans for his role as Dr. Ethan Choi in Chicago Med, Tee continues to build a pretty impressive resume of projects that will soon include a new Amazon Prime drama for which he will star alongside one of the biggest names in the business. […]

Chicago Med spoilers: Brian Tee working ...

Dr Choi’s presence has been rare this season, but that will change – eventually. Chicago MedThe winter finale of Us left on a few cliffhangers until Season 7 picks up on January 5. For one thing, Crockett shared a kiss with Dr. Blake, who just happens to be his boss – and oh yes, he’s […]

Overview of Czech news: Wednesday, Decem...

17:45 Babiš pledges to fight for more carbon quotas at EU summit Outgoing Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will raise the topic of soaring energy prices at Thursday’s EU summit. Babiš again criticized the development of the bloc’s carbon credit market, saying he will demand the return of nearly 400 million carbon credits to trade […]

The biggest concern of expats is health ...

Donor: Dr Hemal Desai, Medical Director of Globa – Aetna International | Posted: 12 December 2021 Dr Hemal Desai, Medical Director of Globa – Aetna International December 7, 2021 88% of expats in major global markets * wish to have the choice of choosing their employer’s healthcare plans to suit their own lifestyle and health […]

FirstFT: Starbucks workers support union...

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to receive it directly in your inbox every weekday morning Did you follow the news well this week? Take our quiz. A Starbucks store in downtown Buffalo, New York, became the coffee chain’s first […]

Majority of expats want to choose health...

With proactive self-care now an integral part of the expatriate lifestyle, interviewees noted a desire for more holistic benefits that support both their mental and physical needs and well-being, alongside clinician-led treatments. More than half (52%) said it was more important now to have tailored benefits with wellness elements than before the pandemic. This demonstrates […]

ANA, JAL Stop Flight Bookings To Japan O...

All Nippon Airways Co. and Japan Airlines Co. said on Wednesday they had stopped accepting bookings for inbound international flights to Japan under a government request to stem the spread of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus. The transport ministry said it had asked airlines to stop accepting bookings for such flights until the […]

The Simpsons Episode Denouncing the Auth...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 2005 episode of “The Simpsons” containing references to the Tiananmen Massacre is missing from the Disney + streaming service in Hong Kong. In season 16, episode 12 of the famous cartoon, titled “Goo Goo Gai Pan”, the family travels to China because Marge Simpson’s sister, Selma, wants to adopt a […]

Emirates news agency – Dubai ranks first

DUBAI, Nov 24, 2021 (WAM) – Dubai leads the Arab world in the latest edition of the Dubai Innovation Index, maintaining its 20th global position in 2020, the Dubai Chamber announced today at of the publication of the index at the 12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai. The Index report, entitled The Road to Recovery […]

Departing US business leaders warn of ex...

The head of a major US lobby group in China has warned of an exodus of Western executives from the world’s biggest consumer market as President Xi Jinping tightens coronavirus controls. As part of China’s strategy to eliminate the coronavirus, Beijing has imposed more than 18 months of strict border security, including three-week quarantine stays […]

Meet the Aussie expats going to the bush

After advancing her architectural career in Paris, a stint in Hong Kong and then five years in New York, 33-year-old Stefanie Richards never imagined that when she finally returned to Victoria, it would be the Macedon Ranges where she would settle her life. . She decided to bypass the familiarity of suburban Melbourne and build […]

Nicole Kidman is back in Hong Kong to co...

Editor’s Note: Following the publication of this article, a source told Coconuts that Kidman has not returned to Hong Kong. The Bureau of Trade and Economic Development, the government department that deals with business-related quarantine exemptions, said it had not granted any exemptions “regarding the filming project in question.” Actress Nicole Kidman has reportedly returned […]

brands eye Chinese expats in Singapore t...

As retail sales recover steadily, Chinese expats have renewed their strong buying sentiment with 63% more spending after COVID-19: EternityX survey reveals. SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – September 20, 2021 – With the government gradually easing border restrictions amid COVID-19, businesses have sought new ways to seize local market opportunities during the pandemic to generate […]

‘Stressed out’ Nicole Kidman takes hiatu

Nicole Kidman is said to have taken a two-month hiatus after filming the “Expats” TV show in Hong Kong, leaving her crew behind to film the rest of the scenes as she rests at her home in Australia. The pressure of filming in the city’s narrow, crowded streets was too much for the Hollywood star, […]

Amazon bosses deny Nicole Kidman left “E

The opinions and recommendations are impartial and the products are selected independently. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content of the article An Amazon spokesperson denied reports that Nicole Kidman quit filming her upcoming series, Expatriates , insisting that she finished her work as planned. Content of […]

Expatriate Wages Fall in Many Asian Coun...

Japan has overtaken the UK as the world’s most expensive place to base expatriate workers, according to a new report. The average annual cost to employers of a mid-level expatriate worker in Japan has reached $ 405,685, according to the latest “My Expatriate Market Pay” report produced by the international assignment firm ECA International, which […]

Here’s what Nicole Kidman is doing in Ho

Apparently buying your own costume from COS! A buzz of excitement accompanies any Hollywood face that weaves its way from first-class cabins and private jets to our fragrant harbor. It was the same when The black Knight was on hand in 2007 with fans climbing for a fleeting glimpse of Christian Bale; when Chris Hemsworth […]

Decline in value of expatriate compensat...

SINGAPORE – Singapore companies spent less on employing expatriate middle managers last year, with overall salary envelopes marked by reduced benefits and lower wages. But the cash wages of expatriates here remain the fifth highest in the world, according to a survey released by data and knowledge provider ECA International on Wednesday, August 25. Last […]

Singapore’s angst over expats forces sim

Singapore’s success as a financial hub has long been tied to its openness to global talent. But as the city-state struggles to recover from its worst recession, a backlash in some quarters against foreign workers has once again made its way onto the political agenda. Opposition politicians are stepping up scrutiny of expat jobs as […]

Tokyo drops to fourth most expensive cit...

Tokyo ranked as the fourth most expensive city for expats in an annual cost-of-living survey by a US consulting firm, falling one spot from last year. Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat topped the list, dropping from second place, while Hong Kong slipped to second place after being the most expensive city last year, the Mercer survey showed. […]

The most expensive city in the world for...

Ashgabat, a city of one million in Central Asia, topped a 2021 cost of living survey by consultancy Mercer. The annual report ranks 209 cities based on cost of living such as housing, transportation and food. It helps global companies determine how much to pay expatriate employees when they move. The Asian city moves Hong […]

A call to all expatriates

PHUKET: A long-time expat from Phuket has started a simple initiative that could lay the groundwork for an expat association that could serve as an advisory or at least consultative body for local government officials seeking to avoid backlash implementing bad policies – and even helping those responsible for positive change for the island. Phuket […]