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Moody’s Finally Opts to do the Decent Thing on Turkish Bonds

"Moody's finally, finally opted to do the decent thing," said Tim Ash head of emerging-market research at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc in London, in response to the ratings agency changing the outlook on Turkey’s Ba2 local and foreign-currency government bond ratings to “positive” from “stable,”. This isn't the...

Posted on 06 October 2010

Turkey a Rising Star in Europe as Firms Invest Heavily

Mark Mobius, chairman of Templeton Asset Management's emerging markets group, who oversees 34 billion US Dollars worth of investments, has said that Templeton is planning to invest 250 million USD in Turkish equities very soon, as Turkish stocks are by far the most attractive of Europe's emerging markets, he said....

Posted on 01 October 2010

Danske Bank Raises Forecast on Turkish Economy

As if running on from recent reports that trade and investment between the United Arab Emirates and Turkey is returning to pre-crisis levels, Danish bank Danske Bank (one of the leading banks in Europe) has cited investment levels in Turkey rising to pre-crisis levels as one of the reasons for...

Posted on 30 September 2010

Turkey UAE Trade Back to 2008 Levels

The United Nations Ambassador to Turkey has said his time is dominated by promoting and facilitating business deals and investments between the two countries, as Turkey/UAE trade returns to near 2008 levels. Al-Mualla said that he is happy to see Turkey has a renewed focus and new vigour with regard...

Posted on 29 September 2010

An Exciting Time for Turkish Property

Overseas mortgage provider Conti has provided more than mortgages for Turkey this month. According to the firm, Turkey was the third biggest destination in terms of demand for mortgages from foreign property buyers. 18% of all Conti's mortgage applications for overseas property purchases were for mortgages to buy Turkish property,...

Posted on 24 September 2010

Jet2 Announces Glasgow to Dalaman Flights from April 2011

This week more good news emerged for the Turkey property hotspots of the Mugla region; specifically those in proximity to Dalaman International airport. Budget Airline Jet2 have announced a new service between Glasgow and Turkey from April next year. Dalaman is already one of the best served airports in terms...

Posted on 16 September 2010

Turkish GDP Grows 10.3% in Second Quarter – 3rd Fastest in World

This week saw Turkstat release figures for Turkish Gross Domestic Product growth in the second quarter and we have not been disappointed -- not by much anyway. According to Turkstat, Turkish GDP grew 10.3% year on year in the second quarter, following the massive 11.7% year on year growth recorded...

Posted on 15 September 2010

Nabucco Takes Huge Step Forward as 4 Billion Euro Loans Agreed

The Nabucco pipeline has taken a giant step forward this week when representatives from some of Europe's biggest financial institutions signed on the dotted line with regards their financing of the project. For anyone in the dark as to what Nabucco is, it is a huge pipeline project to connect...

Posted on 09 September 2010

Turkey Admission into Europe to be Electric this Month

Turkey maybe struggling to become a full member of the European Union, but they have successfully gained their entry into the European Electric Grid. Currently the European Union shares a combined electricity grid, with the exception of the UK, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and, of course Turkey, that is until now....

Posted on 08 September 2010

Turkish Economy Powering Forward as one of Hottest Emerging Markets

Turkey is continuing to drive forward on its path to one of the world's greatest emerging markets. Analysts believe the economy grew 10% in the first half of the year. And reports have emerged that this growth is continuing to fuel employment growth. The air transportation industry has been an...

Posted on 03 September 2010