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Expat Money - The advantages of investing through a portfolio bond

A portfolio bond is a great investment vehicle for global professionals and expats, but what exactly is a portfolio bond and what are the benefits?What is an offshore portfolio bond?An offshore portfolio bond is a tax efficient wrapper that can hold a variety of assets like stocks and shares or...
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Expat Money - An Expats Guide to Investing Offshore

Expatriates that have relocated to a foreign country for the umpteenth time or have elected to retire abroad require special thought to how their money is managed and investedA very popular consideration for these transient expats is moving their funds offshore, some of the key drivers for this are...
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An Expat Checklist with a Difference

This is a list of a few things for expats to consider prior to moving to a new country.When moving internationally, there are a lot of things to consider – the finances of the move, changes for yourself and your family, cultural differences and living away from family, friends and community....
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International Schooling Options in Africa

For families with children, finding an international school that offers a good education is one of the top priorities when relocating to a new country. When moving to Africa this can prove a little bit more difficult. Finding a school that offers a quality international education while allowing for...
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Moving Overseas

 Moving Overseas ChecklistMoving to a foreign country is a big challenge and always requires a lot of planning. However, your relocation does not have to be a stressful, complicated experience. Being organized, making lists of important things to do and prioritizing will help you accomplish...
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Public Holidays in Africa

Angola 1 Jan      New Years’ Day. 4 Jan       Martyrs of the Colonial Repression Day/ Memo rial Day. 4 Feb       Start of Liberation War.7 Mar       Mardi Gras.8 Mar       International...
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Democratic Republic of Congo - Economy, Business and Banking

 EconomyThe economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a nation endowed with vast potential wealth - is slowly recovering from two decades of decline. Conflict, has dramatically reduced national output and government revenue, and increased external debt. Foreign businesses curtailed...
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Senegal - Language, Ethnicity and Religion

 LanguagesFrench is the official language, used regularly by a minority of Senegalese educated in a system styled upon the colonial-era schools of French origin (Koranic schools are even more popular, but Arabic is not widely spoken outside of this context of recitation). Portuguese Creole is...
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Useful Resources and Websites for Expats

  Below is a list of expat related websites which we think are useful. Useful Websites for ExpatsExpat Exchange - lots of expat related links in their resources area.Expat Arrivals - Comprehensive destination guides aimed at helping expats living and working overseas make their time...
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Over 40% of Employees Would Relocate for Better Quality of Life

A survey by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority shows that almost half (43%) of working Americans would relocate if it meant a better quality of life.Economic factors are the predominant reasons for wanting to pull up roots. More than one-third (36%) said they would move to another...
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