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Singapore is top country for expats

Singapore is the top country for expats.

The Asian country has topped a poll of the best destinations for expats in HSBC's annual Expat Explorer survey, pipping New Zealand, Germany and Canada to the post.

They wrote in their report: "The top territories for expats must deliver the best benefits the world has to offer. So Singapore must be a very special destination to be named the best place in the world for expats to move to for the fourth year in a row. Combining high scores across our key measures, the territory ticks many of the boxes on the expat wish list. They're certainly drawn to this global financial hub with its strong and stable economy.

"Almost half of all expats in Singapore moved to progress their careers (45 per cent). And though more than a quarter simply wanted a challenge, many more (38 per cent) wanted to improve their earnings ... But this unique city is far more than just a financial district. With its tropical climate and multicultural population, more than a quarter of Singapore expats may have originally been sent by their employer (27 per cent), but almost half (47 per cent) have stayed in this safe, well-organised city and its lush, vibrant surroundings for the great quality of life it offers them and their family."

Australia, Sweden and Switzerland also feature in the list as well as Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain completes the top 10.

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