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  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has made the $2.5 billion payment it pledged to the Malaysian government to settle allegations of misconduct related to 1MDB, and the funds will be used to repay outstanding debt of the disgraced state fund, according to a person familiar with the matter. The government received the money in its escrow account on Thursday,…[Read more]

  • In a little noticed countervailing duty case involving Vietnamese tyres, the US Treasury may have set off tremors for the international monetary system, concluding for the first time that currency undervaluation potentially warrants a Commerce Department subsidy finding.

    Given the administration pushed a rule to allow currency undervaluation…[Read more]

  • Uruguay’s Minister of Tourism, Germán Cardoso, announced on Tuesday that Uruguay will reopen borders for tourism to European Union citizens. This decision was made after the resumption operations between Madrid and Montevideo in July have worked positively.

    According to Hosteltur, Uruguay’s borders were opened to its citizens residing abro…[Read more]

  • Qatar has witnessed the world’s highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate but one of the lowest death rates due to extensive testing, a young population and significant healthcare spending.

    With 40,702 cases per million since the pandemic began, Qatar is followed by Bahrain, which has seen nearly 29,000 cases per million, and San Marino at…[Read more]


    1. The Fortress

    It was in the year 963 that Count Siegfried built his first castle on the rocky outcrop then known as “Lucilinburhuc”. Little did he know that by the 19th century the city would be so strongly fortified that it would be called “Gibraltar of the North”. Now it is on the UNESCO World Heritag…[Read more]

  • LibanSport.com – Lebanese Sports Portal
    Offers Lebanese basketball and other sports news, statistics, chatroom, message board, interviews and commentaries.
    Domain: http://www.libansport.com

    Body Line Image
    Fitness and health club in Beirut offering professinal muscle and weight training, in addition to other facilities such as: Cardiovascular,…[Read more]

  • Aruba is now open to tourists from the United States. The island opened on July 10. Travelers coming from some high risk states like Texas and Florida, are required to take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure.

    In accordance with the State Decree of Admittance AB 2009 no. 59, the online ED card is mandatory for all travelers to Aruba.…

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  • Expatriates in Singapore are often envied for their generous pay packets, but, facing the prospect of salary cuts as the coronavirus batters businesses, some are tightening their belts and asking for lower rent.

    Real estate agent Clarence Foo of Apac Realty unit ERA has come across seven such cases over the past month – the highest number of…[Read more]

  • Introduction

    The world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1949. Current issues include: implementing IMF-mandated reforms of the banking sector, effecting a transition to a popularly elected government after four decades of authoritarianism, addressing charges of cronyism and corruption, holding the…[Read more]

  • Introduction

    Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I…[Read more]

  • The Gibraltar Government has confirmed that British and EU residents of Gibraltar are now able to cross the frontier into Spain.

    The change follows direct contact between the Chief Minister and the Spanish Minister for the Interior, and comes in the wake of confusion over mixed messages earlier this week about a return to normal border…[Read more]

  • The small Azmari Bet, the small funny bars, the open-air bars, the traditional and modern night clubs with a friendly atmosphere will make your nightlife in Addis Ababa very enjoyable.

    Basically Addis is famous for its nightlife. People from all over Ethiopia and also from neighbouring countries like Djibouti come here to enjoy its thrilling…[Read more]

  • Are organizing an expat get together or you know of any good meets?

    Please post any useful information here.

  • Expats living and working in South Korea may be locked out of the government’s covid-19 disaster relief payment.

    Many expat professionals living and working in Seoul are angry about not receiving the government’s relief fund payment promised to ‘all residents in Korea’. The payment was intended to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on South K…[Read more]


    Foreign travellers are strongly advised not to visit central Mindanao, parts of Mindanao south or west of (and including) Davao City and the Sulu archipelago. For further information, consult a government travel advice department.

    The Philippines lie off the southeast coast of Asia between Taiwan and Borneo in the Pacific…[Read more]

  • Qatar told government-funded entities to cut spending on non-Qatari staffers’ wages as it tries to shore up its finances to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Ministry of Finance instructed government ministries, institutions and entities funded by the state to reduce monthly costs for non-Qatari employees by 30% from June 1, e…[Read more]

  • If you are looking for a job in Dubai, check out some of these sites. If you know of any good sites offering jobs in Dubai, please post them here.




  • DUBAI DINING : Dining in Dubai Guide

    Dubai’s cosmopolitan flavor is vastly enhanced by the wide selection of excellent restaurants to be found in the city – making dining in Dubai a real pleasure. From Michelin starred chefs and Chaine des Rotisseurs events, to streetside shisha (hubble bubble) cafes and budget bites, the Dubai dining scene is a…[Read more]


    You must have a work permit in order to work in Sweden. Once you have been granted a permit, it must be entered into your passport before your arrival.

    Obtaining a Swedish work permit is no easy matter. Swedes, foreign citizens already living in Sweden and EU/EEA citizens have preference over others in obtaining work…[Read more]

  • Essentials

    – Driving in the UAE is on the right-hand side.
    – Dubai has impressive first-class roads connecting all parts of the city and surrounding areas.
    – Two bridges and a tunnel link the two main districts of Bur Dubai and Deira on either side of the Creek.
    -A 4-lane highway (Sheikh Zayed Rd) heads southwards from the city to Abu…[Read more]

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