The report for the 2017-2018 academic year (AY) shows that Vietnam remains the sixth leading country of origin for all international students in the United States, with 24,325 students, up 1,887 students since last AY 2016-17, an 8.4 percent increase. The data shows that 1,094,792 international students have come to the United States in the 2017-2018 AY, a 1.5 percent increase over last year. International students now make up 5.5 percent of all higher education students in the United States, up slightly from 5.3 percent last year. Of the 24,325 Vietnamese students in the United States, 69.6 percent were undergraduates, 15.2 percent were graduate level students, 8.6 percent enrolled in Optional Practical Training (OPT), and the remaining 6.6 percent were pursuing non-degree programs. The data also revealed that Vietnam is becoming a more popular destination for American students. In AY2016-17, Vietnam welcomed 1,147 students from the United States, an increase of 13.3 percent. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese students contribute $881,000,000 to U.S. economy
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The next U.S. economic recession is most likely to come in 2020, according to a survey of economists polled by the Wall Street Journal released on Thursday. Illustrative image - Source: AFP/VNA Around 59 percent of economists said the current U.S. economic expansion was most likely to end in 2020, while 22 percent predicted the next recession would arrive in 2021, the survey showed. As for the most likely primary cause of the next recession, 62 percent of economists said the Federal Reserve raised interest rates to cool off an overheating economy. Other reasons selected by economists surveyed were a financial crisis, the bursting of an asset bubble, a fiscal crisis or disruptions to international trade. While it's difficult to predict the specific timing of the next recession, the economic expansion will not last forever. The current economic expansion began in mid-2009 after a recession caused by the 2008 global financial crisis. It has become the second-longest economic … [Read more...] about Economists see next U.S. economic recession in 2020
Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are not likely to narrow, environment ministers from G7 countries said on Sunday. Italy's Minister of the Environment Gian Luca Galletti (C) attends a summit of Environment ministers from the G7 group of industrialised nations in Bologna, Italy, June11, 2017. Group of Seven (G7) environment ministers and officials are meeting in Bologna on Sunday and Monday to discuss issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea. But earlier this month U.S. President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, drawing condemnation from other world leaders. "Positions over the Paris accord are far apart ... and will remain that way," Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca … [Read more...] about U.S, G7 partners remain at odds on climate at environment meeting
Negotiators from the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) gathered in Canada on Tuesday seeking ways to boost free trade in the region after the United States pulled out of the 12-nation pact. Negotiators from the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) gathered in Canada on Tuesday seeking ways to boost free trade in the region after the United States pulled out of the 12-nation pact. The withdrawal killed off years of negotiations and left the region looking for ways to deepen economic ties without a United States that appears increasingly suspicious of multilateral deals. The two-day meeting of senior officials in Toronto will deliver recommendations in time for an Asian trade ministers' meeting in Vietnam later this month. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said last month Tokyo would not rule out the option of negotiating a TPP-type agreement without the United States. Joseph Pickerill, chief spokesman for Canadian Trade Minister … [Read more...] about Pacific trade pact nations meet to discuss future without U.S.
'That to us would be more of a priority rather than other countries working on another agreement.' Southeast Asian countries will prioritise creating an Asia-focusedtrade pact this year that includes China, India and Japan, while trade issues with the United States will be put on the back burner, the Philippine trade minister said. The U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and policy uncertainties cast by President Donald Trump's protectionist leanings, have spurred Asian countries to push ahead with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez told Reuters late on Tuesday. "That to us would be more of a priority rather than other countries working on another agreement," Lopez said of RCEP during an interview ahead of a summit of the 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Manila. "Everybody would of course like to have a greater economic relationship with the U.S., they are a big … [Read more...] about South East Asia prioritises trade pact including China as U.S. rethinks policy