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Forget mortgages; the real cost lies in child care
04.03.2014

We are a country enchanted by property; from rising house prices to mortgage deals, buying a house is a top priority for many. How ironic then, that while we’re preoccupied with saving up for a house and working out how we’ll pay our mortgage, a report has revealed that families now spend more on childcare than they do on their mortgage. A study released by the Family and Childcare Trust …

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Qatari expats warned about cyber theft from mobile devices
14.01.2014

Advice remains to ensure that all connections, servers and websites are secure when accessing the internet from a mobile device, plus remembering to log out is vital.

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New law mandates Dubai expats buy health insurance
14.01.2014

It is thought that many non-permanent residents had been reluctant to obtain insurance, preferring instead to wait for treatment in their own countries

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Malta signs FATCA to deter offshore tax abuse
07.01.2014

Maltese finance minister Edward Scicluna has promised to support the US in its investigation by signing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

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Canada rolls out welcome mat to UK workers
01.01.2014

Canada is already hugely popular with British professionals but local ministers have set their sights on attracting even more professionals in the near future.

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Expats in Qatar set for easier travel plans with GCC visa
31.12.2013

Expats working in Qatar may soon be able to travel easily around the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) nations, if a new Schengen-style visa is launched.

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Female expats view Hong Kong as ‘land of opportunity’
20.12.2013

The newspaper spoke to 40 women of various nationalities, each of whom was living in Hong Kong as a professional in their own right or the spouse of an expatriate.

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Swissquote unveils ‘easy’ UAE expat bank account
18.12.2013

Targeting the UAE’s 500,000 expats, Swissquote’s product is hailed an ‘all-in-one’ solution that benefits those interested in saving and trading.

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Qatar National Day to celebrate bond with expatriates
16.12.2013

The theme for this year’s Qatar National Day on 18 December is ‘One Love’, a concept that aims to emphasise the connection between nationals expatriates.

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Google scraps plans for Hong Kong data centre
12.12.2013

The internet search giant has blamed a lack of space for future expansion as the main reason for the U-turn on its $300 million investment.

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Hong Kong shares fall to a four-week low
12.12.2013

Hong Kong shares have fallen to a four-week low, amidst concerns of a reduction in bond purchases from the United States.

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Qatar has no plans to issue debt on international markets in 2014
10.12.2013

Speaking at a financial conference in Doha on Tuesday, the nation’s finance minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi made it clear that this was not part of his financial strategy.

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Dubai to spend hundred million on solar panels
09.12.2013

Roughly 200,000 solar panels will need to be installed in order to meet these targets. This should generate approximately 50 megawatts of electricity

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Dubai Airshow: Record-breaking number of deals to be completed
25.11.2013

A record-breaking number of deals will be finalised at this year’s Dubai Airshow, it has been predicted.

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Gold shipments from Hong Kong to China treble
25.11.2013

New statistics have indicated that roughly 855 tonnes of the precious metal were transported in the 12 months to September 2013

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  • Forget mortgages; the real cost lies in child care
    04.03.2014
    We are a country enchanted by property; from rising house prices to mortgage deals, buying a house is a top priority for many. How ironic then, that while we’re preoccupied with saving up for a house and working out how we’ll pay our mortgage, a report has revealed that families now spend more on childcare than they do on their mortgage. A study released by the Family and Childcare Trust …

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