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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Ross McGill: ‘FATCA isn’t the problem: CBT is’ 

Ross McGill: ‘FATCA isn’t the problem: CBT is’ 

In the early years of this century, a number of major media exposés reported how Homeland Americans, as well as rich people from other developed and developing countries, were making...