Financial News

Read the latest news and views from around the globe on expat financial matters here. Our team of expert writers look behind the headlines to give an impartial and in-depth analysis of the stories that affect expats wherever they are in the world. The aim is to provide the information expats need to make relevant decisions about their money by reporting what’s going on in the fast moving international financial markets where it’s easy to miss key information. iExpats.com provides this information in an easy to understand and digestible format, giving just as much detail to bring a clearer understanding of the situation but not too much data so that the reader becomes bogged down in the fine print

Shanghai floats junk bonds to ease credit problems

Beijing has green lighted private companies to issue junk bonds to raise capital in a bid to bolster flagging output. Even though China’s GDP has...

Singapore tops the world rich list again

Singapore has more millionaires as a percentage of population than any other country for the second year running. The country has 188,000 millionaire households with...

Expats flood to emerging markets to find work

The modern industrial revolution led by emerging economies is drawing workers overseas for jobs and money, according to a new report. Just as workers left...

Australia is favourite choice for more than 1m British expats

Australia is the favourite destination for British expats, with a third of the estimated 5 million Brits living overseas opting to move Down Under. Behind...

EU inflation down despite higher prices for fuel and housing

Europe Union inflation dropped 0.2% to 2.7% in April, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, the EU’s official statistics agency. Figures for the Eurozone...
Bahrain

Bahrain banks hold expats hostage over unpaid debts

Expats in dispute with banks in Bahrain over loan or credit card debts are held hostage with a travel ban that stops them leaving...

Euro voters rebel against austerity regimes

The tide is changing in Europe as voters rebel against tough austerity budgets and look for new leaders to ease their financial woes. In two...
Inflation

Energy and food costs push up OECD inflation

Inflation increased by an average 2.7% across the countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the year to March 2012. The...

France changes focus from austerity towards growth

By electing Francois Hollande as their first socialist president in decades, the French people have made a clear decision to put growth strategies over...

Greece to leave the euro?: thinking the unthinkable

A year or two ago, the official line from policymakers and economists in the EU was that Greece would stay in the Eurozone forever....
Oil

Oil price boost triggers growth for Gulf economies

Gulf economies expect to pile on growth of more than 5% in 2012 while most of the rest of the world languishes in the...

Spain is in a double dip recession

It’s official. Spain is suffering from a double dip recession. The figures for the first quarter of 2012 show that Spain’s economy contracted by...

IMF pledges more support for the Eurozone

After a round of pledges from some of the countries that back it, the International Monetary Fund has confirmed that it has an extra...
Girls in Tech

Expat IT girls go global with support group

Here come the girls - 10,000 of them who have signed up for a professional ex pat network for women working across the world...

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