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Turkish Exports Up 25% in April — 22% in Q1

Of all the news on the Turkish economy, the record exports in April is arguably the most significant. If you read like I do on the Turkish economy you will see that the news is overwhelmingly one-sided on the positive side, and that the negative news is almost all centred...

Posted on 05 May 2011

Turkey Gearing up to Produce Domestic Car Brand

The Prime Minister of Turkey recently announced his ambitions to build a 100% domestic car brand, but when examined more carefully this idea is quite challenging, as all the parts need to be produced domestically. Turkey last tried to produce its own automobile brand in 1961, but only made four...

Posted on 22 April 2011

Turkish Exports Increase in March

Turkish exports grew 22.8% year on year in March according to the latest figures from the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), taking the monthly total to $11.7 billion. According to the data, the majority of the exports ($1.4 billion) came from the car industry. TIM chairman Mehmet Buyukeksi said that these...

Posted on 07 April 2011

Turkish Airlines Now Fourth Largest Carrier in Europe

This year Turkey has been named as the number one hottest investment destination by Write About Property and the number one tourism destination by Homes Overseas. To add to this list of accolades: Turkish Airlines is now the fourth largest flagship airline in Europe after Lufthansa, Air France and British...

Posted on 06 January 2011

Turkish Central Bank Cuts Rate Further

The Turkish Central Bank has again cut its rates as inflation continues to slow in the rapidly growing economy. The bank said in an emailed statement that it was reducing its one week repo lending rate by 0.5 percentage points, bringing it to a record low. Recently the banks Deputy...

Posted on 17 December 2010

Turkey: the Fastest Growing Economy in Europe Growing Beyond Expectations

Ali Babacan, the Turkish Minister for the Economy has said that the massive increase in the industrial production index for October means that the government's economic growth forecast for 2010 must be revised upwards. "Industrial output increased by 9.8 percent in October. The recovery in Turkish industry started in October...

Posted on 10 December 2010

Investor Confidence in Turkey Back to 2007 Levels

According to the Deloitte "Private Equity Confidence Survey," or PECS, investors have the same level of confidence in Turkey as they did in 2007 before the international financial crisis first reared its ugly head. The PECS report is based on the results of a huge survey asking the views of...

Posted on 02 December 2010

State-Owned Turkish Property Developer in 1 Billion TYR IPO

State-owned Turkish real estate developer is selling a 25% stake of the company in an Initial Public Offering next week. The firm is selling 625million shares at between 1.60 and 2.15 Turkish Liras each. Doing the math that is a valuation of 1 billion liras (at the lowest price of...

Posted on 07 November 2010

Turkey to Become Regional Call Centre Hub

Turkey is to become a regional call centre hub because of its young dynamic population, as well as its unique geographic location experts are predicting. Turkey has a lot to offer global companies looking to outsource their tele-sales, tele-marketing and customer services operations to another country, Deniz Babucoglu, the Turkish...

Posted on 29 October 2010

Bloomberg: Turkey, Enjoy Your Property Boom For as Long as it Lasts

Turkey is experiencing a PROPERTY BOOM. The country's real estate developers are the stars of the stock market. Those are not lines you hear every day, especially not in a Bloomberg video special but that is what we heard today. Unfortunately the report was typical of mainstream reports; in that...

Posted on 27 October 2010