U.S. Embassy in Bangkok issues 'advisory' as Thailand moves to require health insurance

 The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok has issued "an advisory warning" to Americans in Thailand "to ensure they have adequate medical coverage if staying long-term in the country, especially if they are of retirement age," according to English language media reports out of Thailand.

The warning was issued days  after the Thai government moved to require foreigners staying on certain visas to be insured.

Learning to speak 'expat'

When the Hollywood version of Kevin Kwan's 2013 novel, Crazy Rich Asians, hit the world's cinemas recently, English-language commentators familiar with the multi-cultural Singaporean dialect took note of the "Singlish" words used in the film – such as "lah", which Singaporeans like to add to the end of a phrase for emphasis.

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Opinion: Why it's wrong to insist a U.S. move to residence-based tax regime be 'revenue neutral'

Opinion: Why it's wrong to insist a U.S. move to residence-based tax regime be 'revenue neutral'

As awareness of the problems associated with the Obama-era law known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has gradually become more widespread, there's been more discussion about the...

Feb-23-2020