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Hong Kong guide for expats in French / Guide pour expatriés sur Hong Kong en français

28 February, 2011 15:57  EasyExpat EasyExpat

ChinaWe have now fully manually translated our original guide in English into French.

With a population of over 7 million people squeezed into an area of 1104.3 km2, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, although many of the outlying islands remain uninhabited. The two official languages are Cantonese and English and the population is made of 94,9% chinese, 2,1% filipino and 3% others (mainly europeans).

Since the handover to China, things haven’t changed much in a sense that Hong Kong economy is still driven ad rules by Hong-Kong itself, at least for the next 40 years or so. The island is a free market-enterprise society and will not change for a while. Hong Kong’s rank is third from the Global Financial Centres Index after London and New York and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the 6th in the world.

At the end of 2010, 9077 French nationals were recorded by the French Embassy. The French community is mostly made up of expatriates and concentrated on the island of Hong Kong. The French are also the largest European community, however for historical reasons, after the British community and the Portuguese community (most of whose members are of Chinese origin). (More)

   


Oslo guide for expats in French / Guide pour expatriés sur Oslo en français

30 January, 2011 16:11  EasyExpat EasyExpat

NorwayWe have now fully manually translated our original guide in English into French.

Known as Norge, this section of Scandinavia lies to the northwest of Finland and its immediate neighbour, Sweden on Europe's most Northern peninsula. Oslo is Norway's capitol and the largest city (total area of 454 km2). There is a population of around 590,041. The city is also incredibly safe with one of the lowest homicide rate in the world.

The metropolitan area of Oslo accounts for 25 percent of Norway's gross domestic product. The region has one of the highest per capita GDPs in Europe. Oslo has been ranked the second most expensive place to live in the world, and the most expensive in Europe according to the EAI.

At the end of 2009, 4,734 French nationals were recorded by the French Embassy. The whole French community is about 5 000 people (the 8th largest country of the European Economic Area present in Norway) who live mainly in Oslo (70%), Stavanger (16%) and Bergen (7%).  (More)

   


Guide for expatriates in Prague, Czech Republic

29 January, 2011 15:49  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Czech RepublicWe are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Prague, Czech Republic.

Prague has been a beloved Bohemian capital through invading armies, World Wars, and a long Communist regime. Known in Czech as Praha, the city is the artistic, cultural, economic and political heart of the Czech Republic. It is one of Europe's most charming and beautiful cities, popular with budget travellers and high society revellers alike.

Prague - The clock tower

Located in the centre of Czech Republic, the capital city of Prague is 496 square km and about 1.2 million inhabitants live here. The Vltava River is a defining geographical feature as it rolls through the city.

The modern economy of Prague is largely service and export-based. The city has developed rapidly and is named as one of the best cities for innovation globally and the best in Central Europe. The city accounts for 25% of the Czech Republic's GDP making it the pinnacle of Czech economics. There are 800,000 employees in Prague, with an additional 120,000 commuters. In 2010, there were about 150,000 foreign workers (about 18% of the workforce).

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FAQ system improved

21 January, 2011 16:50  EasyExpat EasyExpat

FAQ icon on EasyExpat.comOur list of Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ) has been improved to include automatic translation of all the FAQs in the language you are currently browsing on EasyExpat.com.  (More)

   


Buenos Aires guide for expats in French / Guide pour expatriés sur Buenos Aires en français

05 January, 2011 10:14  EasyExpat EasyExpat

ArgentinaWe have now fully manually translated our original guide in English into French.

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina) is a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires. It is the second largest country in South America and eighth in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations, though Mexico, Colombia and Spain are more populous. Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and currently the third largest metropolitan region in South America, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Argentina, along with Canada, Australia and the United States is considered a country of immigrants. Most Argentines are descended from colonial-era settlers and of the 19th and 20th century immigrants from Europe. Approximately 86.5% of Argentina's population is of European descent.  (More)

   


Happy New Year 2011

01 January, 2011 00:01  EasyExpat EasyExpat

 

StarWe wish you all a very happy year 2011!Star

So many changes for 2010 and more to come in 2011.

2010 was a busy year with a lot of improvements:

  • We have completed the specific services provided to our member with myExpat. Read the full change HERE.
  • We have fully redesigned our classifieds section and add a few new features. Read the full change HERE.
  • The forums and the community management has been fully redesigned and improved. Read the full change HERE.
  • Plenty of more guides and translations: Hong Kong, South Korea, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Rome, Lisbon...etc

We will work on more guides for 2011, with the update of the oldest ones. We have planned more services to follow your ads...and other improvements you will discover along the year.  (More)

   


Best-of EasyExpat: the worst emails received

28 December, 2010 13:49  EasyExpat EasyExpat

To finish this year, we have decided to present the EasyExpat Best-off list for the funniest or most bizarre emails we have received ever (compilation from the past few years).

We remind you that EasyExpat is a list of city guides for expatriates, host a public forum for the community and free services such as job listing, classifieds, directory of expat websites. Apparently some Internet users did not understand it! Enjoy. (More)

   


Stay connected

16 December, 2010 16:31  EasyExpat EasyExpat

We have implemented a new box on the right hand side of EasyExpat's pages for social network tools and newsletters.

Social Network box for EasyExpat: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Newsletter

EasyExpat has now a page on Facebook. We hope to see a lot of fans and feel free to participate commenting on our wall and sharing the news.

You can also follow our latest news on our Twitter account.

If you have nice photos from your expat life that you want to share, you can post your photos on our Flickr pages.

Last but not least, feel free to register to our monthly newsletter (in English and in French).

Of course we are happy to receive your feedback on our new pages, ideas to improve the contents etc. Please use the comment box below.

   


Guide for expatriates in Sao Paulo, Brazil

14 December, 2010 18:10  EasyExpat EasyExpat

BrazilWe are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Sao Paulo is the capital city of the state with the same name, which lies in southern Brazil.

As well as being Brazil’s largest industrial, commercial and services centre, the state of Sao Paulo is also the country’s prime agricultural producer; coffee (Brazil’s main export at the begining of the 20th century) remains the most important agricultural product.

Faculdade de Direito da USP. © Wikipedia images

Sao Paulo is by the far the most important industrial state in Brazil and industrial activity is focused on the cities known collectively as Grande São Paulo - São Paulo itself, Santo André, São Bernardo, São Caetano, Diadema (known as ABCD), Guarulhos, Osasco and Suzano. As q consequence of the population and the industry, Sao Paulo is the largest consumer of energy in Brazil, with almost 90% of its energy needs produced by hydroelectricity plants located across the state.

Due to overcrowding in the city of Sao Paulo successive governments have introduced incentives, such as tax breaks and free real estate, to encourage people to settle in other towns. Thanks to São Paulo’s superior infrastructure in terms of telecommunications, energy supply and transportation, it is nonetheless set to remain Brazil’s commercial hub for the foreseeable future. (More)

   


Guide for expatriates in Taipei, Taiwan

10 December, 2010 17:55  EasyExpat EasyExpat

TaiwanWe are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Taipei, Taiwan.

Taiwan is also known as Formosa, (from Portuguese, Ilha Formosa) which means "Beautiful Island", separated from the Asian continent is only 120 kilometres (75 miles), across the Taiwan Strait.

The city of Taipei is headquarters of Taiwan's political, economic, and cultural scenes. It is the capital and largest city of the Taiwan province.

Taipei 101 at night © Wikipedia imagesCity is home to an estimated 2,607,428 people. The city, along with Taipei County, and Keelung City form the Taipei metropolitan area with a population of 6,776,264.

Taipei is at the centre of Taiwan's rapid economic development. It is now a global city with a focus on technology. Some of the leading companies include: Shihlin Electric, CipherLab and Insyde Software. National brands such as: ASUS, Chunghwa Telecom, Mandarin Airlines, Tatung, and Uni Air are headquartered in Taipei City.

Tourism is a growing area of the economy. International visitors look to total about 5.3 million in 2010. The industry brings in about US$6.8 billion to Taiwan's economy. (More)

   


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