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Some of the countries that Australian expats typically invest in include the UK, US, Germany, Malaysia, Japan and New Zealand.Countries like Malaysia encourage direct foreign investment and even have a visa program called Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) which ….

If you regard AUD as your ‘home currency’ then buying a property in a foreign country does introduce currency risk, but you might see this as an advantage if you think the currency is depressed at the present time when compared to the AUD.

One example is the UK, where the GBP has been weaker against the AUD primarily because of the Brexit negotiations.However, if your timeframe is to hold the property for the long term, then perhaps the currency weakness would actually be a positive if you are using AUD to fund all of part of the cost of purchasing the property.