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The 20 Best Places To Live Overseas


NOV. 3, 2014, 12:33 PM 

HSBC A map of the most attractive countries for expats. Size corresponds to ranking.

Tired of your old job? Looking for a new environment? There are a lot of reasons to leave your home country behind in search of greener pastures, but picking where to go can be an overwhelming decision.

There are a lot of conflicting factors: job opportunities, salary considerations, quality of life, safety, and childcare are just a few. HSBC has made the decision a whole lot easier with its latest annual Expat Explorer survey.

The survey ranks the best places to go based on experience, economics, and raising children abroad, with subcategories for each group. 

We've picked out the top 20 places overall. (But you can also personalize the rankings based on which factors matter to you.)

20. Belgium

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Belgium ranked highly for raising children abroad, healthcare, and learning a new language.

The country was below average for overall experience and e…


Over 9 Million Barrels Served

By Phil Flynn

The Energy Report

Published November 14, 2014



Oil prices plunged as U.S. oil producers proudly served over 9 million barrels of oil per day. In a historic milestone, The Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. oil production went above 9 million barrels a day in the week ended Nov. 7 for the first time since 1983. If you want to know the main reason that oil prices have been plunging, it is because U.S. oil production continues to change the complexion of the world.

The rise in U.S. production and the drop in price are causing major problems for OPEC producers and are going to be testing their resolve. Saudi Arabia seems intent on directly going after U.S. oil producers by letting prices crash in a dangerous game of oil production chicken. Other OPEC members think this is madness and Iran, Algeria and Venezuela are going to appeal to all OPEC producers to try to build a consensus to stand up to Saudi Arabia’s produc…