The Congressional Budget Office raised its projection of where federal debt held by the public will go over the next few decades if current spending and tax laws stay the same, saying such growing debt would increase the likelihood of a fiscal crisis. Source Market Watch
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China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday once again asked India to withdraw all its troops and equipment from Chinese territory, as the border standoff in the Dong Lang (Doklam) area approaches its second month. Source: People’s Daily
Top Turkish and Russian economy officials are set to discuss key economic, political, technical and trade issues at an international fair in the Aegean city of İzmir, which will start on Aug. 18 and last until Aug. 27. Source: Daily News
The Defense Ministry plans to introduce a land-based Aegis missile defense system to respond to North Korea’s missile threats and will seek funding in the next fiscal year to cover system design costs, a government source said Wednesday.