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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

Turkey Leading Growth in Mergers and Acquisitions

Further proof that Turkey is one of the hottest emerging markets in the world has emerged in new research by Bloomberg on global mergers and acquisitions. According to the research Turkey is now well above the BRIC nations in terms of mergers and acquisitions as more deals are signed in...

Posted on 06 October 2011

Turkey tops G20 for job creation over last 3 years

27 September 2011, Turkey – According to a recent ILO (International labour Organisation) report over the last 3 years Turkey sits on top of the G20 list for job creation ( Q1 2008 to Q1 2011). The report, produced in conjunction with OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), reported...

Posted on 27 September 2011

Working with Turkey will be very profitable says Turkish Prime Minister

26 September 2011, Turkey - Speaking from New York Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that businesses working with or investing in Turkey will benefit greatly from it. Erdogan said “We (Turkey) made many reforms, especially sector and company specific micro reforms, to increase Turkey’s competitive advantage in the world,...

Posted on 26 September 2011

S&P upgrades Turkish credit rating

21 September 2011 - The international credit rating agency S&P (Standard & Poor’s) has upgraded Turkey’s local currency rating to the investable rating of BBB-/A-3. Commenting on the upgrade S&P’s analysts Frank Gill and Leila Butt said “The local-currency upgrade reflects our view of continuing improvements in Turkey’s financial sector...

Posted on 21 September 2011