The motive behind the economic crisis is to target Turkey; a fresh accusation of Recep Erdogan
Ankara: Turkish President, Recep Erdogan appealed to the Turkish people to courageously face the economic crisis saying, ‘If the Turkish people show any vulnerability or indicate that the situation is weak, the enemies of Turkey will attack the country like vultures. Some people think that the target of these attacks is Erdogan, but one must remember that the target for the enemy is Turkey itself.’
Europe working on payment system alternative to US dominated SWIFT & IMF, claims German FM Heiko Maas
Berlin: The internationally accepted secure and reliable systems SWIFT and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are both dominated by the United States. To end this United States domination of the financial systems, European countries are trying to develop alternative systems for SWIFT and Monetary Fund, claimed German Finance Minister Heiko Maas. Even last week, while speaking about the Iran nuclear deal, the German Finance Minister had appealed for creation of European Monitory Fund.
The Venezuelan immigrant influx is similar to the immigrants intruding into Europe, warns United Nations
Caracas: The United Nations has expressed fear that the condition in Venezuela, where a large number of citizens are fleeing the country because of the political and economic crisis, is similar to the immigrant crisis of Europe back in 2015. More than a million immigrants had entered Europe after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the gates to it for the immigrants.
China is secretly adding to its Gold reserves, claim analysts
Washington: While Russia, Turkey and the European countries are increasing their Gold reserves, the silence maintained by China about its Gold reserves seems to be suspicious, as per claims. Over the last two years, China has not declared the status of its Gold reserves. At the same time, a Goldmine having the largest Gold reserves has been found in China, and the internal Gold demand is also rising. Therefore, the analysts have claimed that China is secretly adding to its Gold reserves.
Russia makes record investments in Gold to counter US sanctions, purchases of more than 26 tonnes in July
Moscow: Russia, who had alleged that the United States was using the US dollar like a weapon, is now preparing to use gold as a weapon. Russia has increased its investment in gold over the last few years and it has been revealed that it has purchased 130 tonnes in the first seven months of this fiscal year. The proportion of Gold in the Russian reserves has reached record levels of around 17% of the total foreign reserves.
Trade war between US and China festers, both countries impose 25% tax on trade worth $16 billion
Washington/Beijing: The United States has maintained its adamant stand by accepting the implementation of taxes on Chinese goods. By saying that China will retaliate against this, the Chinese commerce ministry announced taxation on the imports from the United States. US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross issued a stern warning that China should remember that the United States has more bullets than China for the Sino-US trade war. The United States and China have imposed reciprocal taxes on each other’s goods worth $100 billion and these are signs that the trade war will worsen further.
Iranian parliament dismisses Finance Minister, major upheaval expected in the near future
Tehran: US National Security Advisor has claimed that the US sanctions against Iran have proved to be more effective than expected. Now, the political repercussions are also being felt, following the financial ones. This is evident from the decision of the Iranian parliament to dismiss Finance Minister, Masoud Karbasian. Earlier this month, the Iranian parliament has removed the Labour Minister from his office. Whereas, in the month of June, President Rouhani had dismissed the chief of the Iranian Central Bank.
US reduces aid to Palestine by $ 200 million, Palestine alleges US of blackmailing
Washington/Ramallah: The United States has majorly reduced the financial aid to Palestine by $200 million. The State Department officials said that the cut in the aid was according to instructions from President Trump. Palestine has alleged that this action is blackmail and is in support of the Israeli plan to push the anti-peace agenda. US President Donald Trump had declared Jerusalem as Israel capital and shifted the US embassy there. There were severe reactions against this decision of the United States at the international level.