Top 10 places to retire overseas

We find the best-value hot spots for retirees. For sale Set in four acres, with stunning views of the Pyrenees and surrounding countryside, this impressive 18th-century house in the southern Gers embodies French charm. There is even a separate pigeon-house, awaiting renovation. £877,700 with Savills (020 7016 3740; Different people picture their retirement in different […]

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More than half of British expats do not want to return home

A new survey from Lloyds TSB International, exclusive to The Telegraph weekly world edition, says that more than than half of all British expatriates believe they will never live in the UK permanently again. However, only a quarter of expats are happy to cut all ties with the UK with three quarters saying it’s important […]

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Number of expatriate postings likely to increase

Four out of ten international companies plan to increase their expatriate staff over the next five years – but the nature of expatriate assignments is changing. According to a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the movement of expatriates around the globe looks set to remain strong, despite the impact of the global recession. […]

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Thailand: Energy Drink Nation

In a land hooked on cheap energy drinks, a contender seeks Red Bull’s throne. BANGKOK, Thailand — Mongkon Kaewgan is exhausted. On a sidewalk near Bangkok’s busiest commercial district, the spindly 22-year-old is slumped over his electric blue motorbike like a rag doll. Nicknamed “Big,” Mongkon earns loose change zipping passengers through gridlock traffic on […]

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Expats snap up ‘landed properties’ in Singapore

An increasing number of expats are turning away from the traditional apartment or condo to purchase property with land in Singapore. Land is scarce in the city-state of Singapore, but foreigners this year have been eagerly buying so-called “landed properties”. According to new research by property agent Knight Frank, foreigners were responsible for the purchase […]

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A|Club, the worldwide loyalty program, celebrates its second anniversary

A|Club, a worldwide multi-brand loyalty program that is free and 100% Web-based, celebrates its second anniversary with its nearly 5 million members A|Club members earn points in more than 2,000 Accor hotels operating under the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, ibis, all seasons, Thalassa sea & spa and Adagio brands. Points can also […]

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