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Fitch Affirms Turkey at BB+

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Turkey's rating at BB+ one step away from investment grade, despite revising the country's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to Stable from Positive. The agency also affirmed Turkey's Short-term foreign currency IDR at 'B' and Country Ceiling at 'BBB-'. "The revision of...

Posted on 23 November 2011

Turkey continues to grow economically during Eurozone crises

4 November 2011, Istanbul - Speaking to businessmen and women at the B20 business event being held during the G20 meeting in Cannes, France, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said due to successful planning Turkey continued to grow during the economic crises affecting the Eurozone. The Turkish Prime Minister...

Posted on 04 November 2011

Turkey Unaffected by Euro Debt Contagion says Erdogan

Speaking at the B20 business event at the G20 in Cannes, the ever-charismatic Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan told the audience of CEO's and businessmen that Turkey's history of reforms make it immune from the sovereign debt crisis engulfing Europe. "Structural reforms created an environment ensuring that, even in times of...

Posted on 04 November 2011

Turkish Banking Shares Surge on Central Bank Announcement

Turkish banking shares saw a three-day losing streak broken into a surge after the central bank cut reserve requirements on lira liabilities, which freed up capital for increased lending. The banking shared index rose 3.3% at the close, almost completely reversing the previous day's 3.5pc fall. The biggest gain was...

Posted on 28 October 2011

Turkish Tourism Looks Set for 30m Target

According to the latest data tourism to Turkey is continuing to grow strongly. The Culture and Tourism Ministry has just released data on the first nine months of this year, showing tourism up 10.67% compared to the same period last year. This is slower than the 12% year on year...

Posted on 27 October 2011

Turkey’s construction sector hits new record

26 October 2011, Istanbul - According to Turkey’s GOYDER (the Association of Real Estate Investment Companies) there was a record breaking 1.8 million people employed in the construction business during the period 1 April to 30 June 2011, an increase of over thirteen percent. In the same period property sales...

Posted on 26 October 2011

World Bank Plans to Boost Investment in Turkey

According to a top World Bank executive a new proposed Country Partnership Strategy will generate a considerable amount of investment for Turkey. "The Turkish government and World Bank have had talks in participating in CPS," Ulrich Zachau, the World Bank Turkey director, told Reuters in Ankara. The strategy is to...

Posted on 22 October 2011

Turkey’s unemployment drops again

18 October 2011, Istanbul - According to data released by TurkStat (Turkish Statistics Institute) Turkey’s unemployment has fallen to just over 9 percent for July 2011, down from 10.6 percent for the same period in 2010. The data revealed employment increased by nearly 1.5 million to reach 24.95 million employed....

Posted on 18 October 2011

Turkey’s tax incentives for new technoparks

14 October 2011,  Istanbul - Speaking at IBM’s Software Summit in Istanbul, Nihat Ergun, Turkey’s Minister of Industry, Science and Technology, described Turkey’s “Silicon Valley” vision. Turkey is to build technoparks which will be exclusively for high tech companies engaged in telecoms, software development, ecosystems and technical R&D, the first...

Posted on 14 October 2011

Turkey’s M&A increases

6 October 2011, Ankara - Turkey is having its best M&A period since 2008 as Turkey’s economy continues to outperform the rest of Europe and the emerging BRIC countries. Whilst M&A deals in the BRIC’s Brazil, India and China dropped, with only Russia showing any M&A growth, Turkey’s transaction value...

Posted on 06 October 2011