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Turkey Property Boom Looks Set to Continue/Expand

The fact that the Turkish property market is booming this year is in little doubt, but there is increasing evidence that even with its rapid growth of late, that it could still be accelerating further. According to the latest data from the Turkish real estate investing partners association in conjunction...

Posted on 13 October 2011

Intel invests in Turkish internet company

12 October 2011, Turkey - Chip maker Intel, through its investment  arm Intel Capital, has invested an undisclosed amount in Grupanya a Turkish e-commerce company. This is Intel Capital’s second investment in Turkey. According to Burak Aydin, Intel Turkey General Manager the investment will help Grupanya to develop is new...

Posted on 12 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

Istanbul’s gas supplier to go private

30 September 2011, Turkey - “IGDAS is the next company to be put to tender by IBB” said Adem Basturk, the Secretary General of IBB (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality) about IGDAS (Istanbul Natural Gas Distribution Company) in a recent statement. IGDAS is expected to be privatised in 2012. IGDAS serves 4...

Posted on 30 September 2011

Swiss chocolate manufacturer increases Turkish investment & production

28 September 2011, Turkey - Nestle, the Swiss based chocolate manufacturer intends to increase its business in the low cost sweet and chocolate market in Turkey according to Devrim Cobek, Nestle’s Business Executive Manager of Nestlé Turkey’s Confectionery Business Unit. Nestle purchased a 51% share in Turkey’s Balaban Gida company...

Posted on 28 September 2011

Thirty nine new five star hotels in Istanbul

22 September 2011, Turkey – According to new report by Turkey’s TUROB (Touristic Hotels and Investors Association) hoteliers are flocking to Istanbul and currently there approximately 100 new hotels under construction in there. TUROB President Timur Bayindir said “The wave of new hotel investments in the city will add a...

Posted on 22 September 2011

Sizing Up Investment in Turkish Property

When it comes to overseas property investment in 2011, we have the good, the bad and the ugly. Well, actually we have the hard hit markets that are now recovering, the hard hit markets that are refusing to recover, the latecomers to the crisis that are still on their descent,...

Posted on 22 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

Economic Minister Reveals Special Economic Zones Plan for Turkey

Turkey is to do away with the current "free zones" in favour of a new system of "Economic Free Zones" according to Minister of Economic Zafer Caglayan. According to Caglayan the reason for rethinking the incentivised zones was to better equip them to tackle the country's raging current account deficit....

Posted on 25 August 2011

Foreign Investment in Turkey Soaring in 2011

We have long known that volatility in the global economy, combined with the eurozone debt crisis and sluggish growth in most established markets was driving growth in investment to Turkey and other emerging markets. But few would have believed it would be driving quite as much growth as we now...

Posted on 18 August 2011