BEIJING (AP) — China is trying to punish ally North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, stepping up inspections of North Korean-bound cargo in a calibrated effort to send a message of Chinese pique without further provoking a testy Pyongyang government. Freight handlers and trading companies at ports and cities near the North Korean...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says the death of Khmer Rouge co-founder and foreign minister Ieng Sary highlights the need to expedite the trials of leaders of the communist regime whose late 1970s rule killed an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. continues to support Cambodia’s U.N.-backed tribunal to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon announced Friday it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to U.S.-based missile defense system, responding to what it called faster-than-anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles. In announcing the decision, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he is determined to protect the U.S. and stay ahead of...
GMAT Trends: More people are taking the GMAT
People have been wondering a lot lately about GMAT trends and how the trends, possibly even in their scores, will impact their application. Well, here is some recent data about GMAT trends: testing is hitting new records.
According to Beat the GMAT
GMAT testing hit a record 286,529 exams taken last year, the greatest annual total ever with an 11% increase over the previous year and a 16% rise from 2008.
Much of the increase in test takers happened outside of the United States.
Exams taken by U.S. citizens represented 41% of global exams taken in...
According to Reuters, on Tuesday last week the Obama Administration “asked Congress for authority to implement historic voting reforms in the International Monetary Fund that boost the influence of emerging economies like China in the global financial institution”. The quota reform was agreed in 2010, but in order to become effective it needs approval from...
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