- Erdogan: Serious Investments will Come from UAE
- The Reports of the FOMC Meeting have been Released
- For China, the Taliban’s Comeback poses Danger as well as Opportunity
Erdogan: Serious Investments will Come from UAE
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that investments from the United Arab Emirates to Turkey may increase in a short time.
In an interview broadcast on television yesterday, Erdogan gave information about the meeting and stated that the roadmap for investments was discussed.
“They have very serious investment goals and investment plans. I believe that the United Arab Emirates will make serious investments in our country in a very short time,” Erdogan said.
The two countries have supported the opposing sides in the civil war in Libya and have taken positions against each other on other issues in the region in recent years.
Last year, Turkey accused the UAE of putting the Middle East into chaos with its interventions in Libya and Yemen, while the UAE and other Arab countries criticized Turkey’s military steps.
Expressing that there may be ups and downs in relations, Erdogan said, “As of now, we have reached a certain point by having some meetings with the Abu Dhabi administration, especially our intelligence organization.”
Progress in relations with the UAE has similarly followed the easing of tensions with Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
The Reports of the FOMC Meeting Have Been Released
Fed and FOMC released the reports of their July 27-28 meeting. In the reports, it was emphasized that the path followed by the economy will continue to depend on the course of the virus.
“In assessments of asset purchases, many members noted that these purchases are an important part of monetary policy instruments and a critical aspect of the Fed’s response to the economic impact of the pandemic, supporting the smooth functioning of financial markets and compliant financials,” the reports said.
Members expressed a variety of views on reducing asset purchases at an appropriate pace after economic conditions met the Fed’s targets. Some members said that the standards for raising the target range for the federal funds rate differ from the standards for reducing asset purchases and that the timing of these actions will depend on the direction of the economy.
Members noted that economic activity and employment indicators continue to strengthen, with progress in immunization and strong policy support. Although the sectors most adversely affected by the epidemic showed recovery, there was no full recovery. Members observed that the rate of inflation had risen significantly and stated that it would likely remain high.
They concluded that the current stance of monetary policy remains appropriate to achieve their goals.
For China, the Taliban’s Comeback Poses Danger as well as Opportunity
As China watches the chaos unfold in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, it is likely to be a danger as well as opportunity.
US President Joe Biden announced the entire withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in April. There has been much discussion about how China could grasp the opportunity to fill the void left by the US and extend its power in the country.
Following the high-profile meeting between Taliban commanders and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi last month, such disputes have only grown. The Taliban, according to Wang, will ” play an important role in the process of peaceful reconciliation and reconstruction in Afghanistan.”
The American military presence in Afghanistan, which shares a border with China, has long been a source of concern for Beijing. However, according to many, China has benefited from the relative stability provided by the United States during the last two decades. China is highly worried that Afghanistan may become a safe haven for terrorists and radicals fighting for independence for Xinjiang, which is predominantly Muslim. Also, the Taliban’s rise to power could affect other Islamist militants and potentially threaten Chinese economic and strategic interests in the wider region.
Beijing is fully aware of the risks of being involved in Afghanistan’s security situation; in recent official media analyses, the nation has been referred to as the “graveyard of empires.”
However, Beijing’s confidence in dealing with the Taliban is evident. China, along with Russia, looks to be remaining put as the US and its allies hurry to evacuate embassies from Afghanistan.