Monthly Archives: February 2011

Returning expats

Former expat Robert Leveson has left Singapore to start again in Britain. The only problem is, they do things differently there.

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An Islamic Perspective on Child-Rearing and Discipline By Umm Salihah

Thanks to a small number of Muslims and large chunks of the mainstream media, Islam has gained a reputation for severity and harshness. When it comes to the way we raise our children this can often be true – but … Continue reading

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Educated Unemployables: China, Twitter and 20-Year-Olds vs. the Pyramids

Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Tunisia today are overflowing with the most frustrated cohort in the world — “the educated unemployables.” They have college degrees on paper but really don’t have the skills to make them globally competitive. I was just in … Continue reading

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Take Control of Your Currency Exchange Needs

One of the benefits of using a specialist foreign exchange broker is that you have a lot more control over your ability to manage currency fluctuations which, whether you are making regular pension transfers or buying property, can help to … Continue reading

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Expats Warned on Compensation Complacency

Expats need to remain on their toes over compensation rights, despite the higher €100,000 deposit compensation limit now in force in all European Economic Area (EEA) member states as from 1st January 2011. While the raised limit is a welcome … Continue reading

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Expat guide to South Africa: schools

Schools offering a British educational experience in South Africa tend to be relatively new – and small – but the sector appears to be growing, driven in part by the popularity of GCSE and A-level qualifications offered by University of … Continue reading

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Where to Find the World’s Best Quality of Life in 2011

Where will you find the world’s best quality of life? Going by numbers alone, the winner is clear: the United States. On a macro level, the numbers tell their story. The U.S. has more paved roads than anywhere else, more … Continue reading

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