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The Top 10 Most Welcoming Countries for ExpatsON MARCH 22, 2018 BY NARESH SAGARLEAVE A COMMENTEDIT Feeling at home abroad comes easy to foreign residents when being surrounded by warmhearted locals. Portugal, Taiwan, Mexico, Cambodia, and Bahrain are the most welcoming countries for expats.Between 81 and 94 percent of expats rate the attitude of the local population towards foreign residents positively in the top-10 destinations, compared to 67 percent globally.Expats continue to feel unwelcome in Kuwait, Austria, and Switzerland with up to 46 percent negative ratings. Munich, 21 March 2018 — For the first time ever, Portugal claims the top position as the world’s most welcoming country for expats: close to every expat living there (94%) states to be satisfied with the attitude of locals towards foreign residents. In fact, the general satisfaction with this factor is far above average across all top-10 destinations, as the latestExpat Insider survey reveals. Based on the insights of cl…
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EU: Big tech-cos pay more taxesON MARCH 22, 2018 BY NARESH SAGARLEAVE A COMMENTEDIT European Union on Wednesday unveiled plans to make big tech companies pay more taxes. The move could, if endorsed, hit online US firms like Google and Facebook, AP reported. The European Commission says that digital companies must pay their fair share, adding that EU member countries should be able to tax firms that make profits on their territory even if they aren’t physically present. It would concern any country where a firm’s annual revenue exceeds $8.6 million, or which has more than 100,000 users or more than 3,000 digital service business contracts in a tax year. The commission estimates that up to 150 companies could be affected, around half of them from the US. Peru’s president offers to resignON MARCH 22, 2018 BY NARESH SAGARLEAVE A COMMENTEDIT Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has submitted his resignation to Congress. The move comes as his center-right administration faces an impeachm…