updated 7:53 PM CET, Dec 17, 2018

Opinion

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.

What to expect from Budget Day in the U.K.

Although Brexit continues to dominate the media coverage of U.K. political matters, long-time watchers of the political scene know that before the month is out, the U.K. chancellor, Philip Hammond, will present his budget for the next financial year.

U.S. passport revocation law comes to Expatland

 In 2015, Congress enacted a law that would revoke the passports of U.S. citizens who were “seriously delinquent” on their U.S. taxes. The enforcement threshold was set relatively high, however – at US$50,000 in outstanding tax, interest and penalties. (A provision was included to adjust annually for inflation going forward, so the amount now stands at US$51,000.) 

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