Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday assured China that Pakistan has raised a 15,000-strong armed force to safeguard Chinese nationals working in the country for the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, that also runs through the PoK. Source DNAIndia
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French President Emmanuel Macron invited his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday to attend the country’s traditional Bastille Day military parade, despite public differences over the Paris Agreement on climate change. Source France24
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she does not believe that there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives, thanks largely to reforms of the banking system since the 2007-09 crash. Source Reuters
The Dutch state raised about 1.48 billion euros ($1.68 billion) from selling an additional 7 percent stake in ABN Amro Group NV, taking advantage of steady demand for European bank stocks as it progresses toward full privatization. Source Bloomberg