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Turkey to Become EBRD’s Second Biggest Investment Destination

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to invest 1 billion euros ($1.3 bln) in Turkey next year, predicting demand for finance will grow, especially in the agribusiness and renewable energy sectors. According to Suma Chakrabarti, the bank's president Turkey is set to overtake the Ukraine as its...

Posted on 13 September 2012

Turkish Economy Soldiers on on Diversified Export Markets

Analysts predict that Turkey will have avoided the slowdown seen by most western European economies in the second quarter, as firms diversified their exports away from Europe into Africa and the Middle East to generate, which also helped to bring about a 12%+ growth in exports for the first seven...

Posted on 08 September 2012

Fitch Ratings Says Turkey on Track for Soft Landing

Fitch Ratings has just published a report on the Turkish economy and says the country has made good progress in returning to a sustainable growth rate while reducing the rate of inflation and the current account deficit. However Fitch warns the Turkish economy is still vulnerable to the global financial...

Posted on 31 August 2012

Fitch Will Upgrade Turkey If…

Fresh hopes that Turkey will receive an upgrade are the news of today. But this time the hopes come straight from the horse's mouth as it were, and they are more goals than hopes. In a report issued this week, Fitch said that it will upgrade Turkey from BB to...

Posted on 24 August 2012

Turkish Unemployment Falls to New Lows as FDI Pours In

According to the latest data from Turkstat, 8.2% of the working Turkish population was out of work as of May, the lowest level since 2005. As the Turkish economy continues to perform extremely well, the country continues to attract increasing amounts of foreign direct investment, which set new records at...

Posted on 16 August 2012

Gulf Big-Hitters (Funds) Planning to Invest Heavily in Turkish Property

We posted earlier this week on the government putting the new law in action and allowing foreigners from dozens more countries – including the gulf states -- to buy property in Turkey. According to a new report from Jones Lang La Salle, many institutional investors (sovereign wealth funds, investment funds...

Posted on 10 August 2012

The New Law is Law – Turkey Welcomes Many New Property Buyers

What a historic day; in years to come they'll ask, where were you when the law came into effect. Nah, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but this is still huge news for the Turkish property market. The Bill to end reciprocity was pushed through parliament and approved earlier...

Posted on 08 August 2012

Turkish Incentive Package Attracts $3.2 Billion Investment in Six Weeks

Turkey launched its new incentive package designed to attract foreign and domestic investment into the country on June 19 and since that date has received 480 project proposals worth TL 5.5 billion or $3.2 billion. According to the economy minister, Zafer Caglayan, Turkey is expecting substantial investment from Europe, and...

Posted on 03 August 2012

Turkish Airlines Launches New Edinburgh-Istanbul Flight

More good news for anyone who owns or plans to own property in Istanbul, especially if they come from Edinburgh as Turkish Airlines have launched a new route between the two great cities, flying 4 times weekly from the Istanbul Ataturk hub to Edinburgh international airport. According to Anna Aero's...

Posted on 27 July 2012

Turkish Unemployment Rate Falls into Single Figures

The unemployment rate in Turkey fell by 0.9% in March year-on-year, to reach 9.9%. In February the unemployment rate was 10.4%, according to figures released by the Turkish Statistical Institute. Unemployment in urban areas reached 11.6%, while unemployment in rural areas was just 6.4% during this period. The number of...

Posted on 22 June 2012