The first article that was chosen for this assignment is called “China Passes Mexico as the Top Source of New U.S Immigrants” (Shah). Nowadays immigration is one of the most important topics around the world, especially in Europe and in the U.S, since immigration affects economy, politics, social welfare, globalisation, and so many other things. The article focuses that nowadays there are way more Chinese and Indian immigrants who are coming to the United States, rather than Mexican.
According to Neil Shah who is the author of the article, in 2013 “China was the country of origin for 147.000 recent US immigrants, while Mexico sent just 125.000” (Shah). In 2012 there was more amount of Mexican immigrants in the US, so the situation is changing nowadays (Shah). The reasons why Mexican immigration is declining is because of the lower birth rate, tough economic situation in Mexico, and other economic, social and political reasons (Shah). So, the nation of immigration, the United States first faced with “immigrant waves from Northern and Western Europe, then Southern and Eastern a, then Latin America” (Shah). Nowadays, there is “Asian wave” (Shah) of migration in the United States. Different waves of migration in different years truly make the United States a never ending melting pot where each migration wave has its own benefits.
The second article is called “Another Victim of Cheap Oil?” (Wilmot). The article focuses on oil declining prices and the way they affected the Swedish Telecommunications company TeliaSonera (Wilmot). Despite that the company’s shares increased by more than four percent (Wilmot), the company decided to “take a 5.3 billion crona write down related to Eurasian assets” (Wilmot). The reason is because of “the bribery scandal in 2013”(Wilmot), difficult economic situations in oil dependant nations such as Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, as well as the recession and tough economic conditions in Russia (Wilmot). The decline of oil prices not just affects the economies of oil dependent nations, but the telecommunication companies as well.
Shah, Neil. "China Passes Mexico as the Top Source of New U.S. Immigrants." Real Time Economics RSS. N.p., 1 May 2015. Web. 01 Feb. 2016. <http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/01/china-passes-mexico-as-the-top-source-of-new-u-s-immigrants/>.
Wilmot, Stephen. "Another Victim of Cheap Oil?" MoneyBeat RSS. N.p., 29 Jan. 2016. Web. 01 Feb. 2016. <http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2016/01/29/another-victim-of-cheap-oil/>.