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Future of Europe passes through Turkey

Date: 30/09/2008 Future of Europe passes through Turkey Michel Rocard, former French prime minister (1988-1991) and now a member of the European Parliament, strongly defends the case for Turkey's membership in his new book "Oui a la Turquie" (Yes to Turkey), published at the beginning of September. To him, Turkey...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Investment in Turkey by recommended European Bank for Reconstruction Development

Date: 30/09/2008 Investment in Turkey by recommended European Bank for Reconstruction Development The directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development yesterday recommended that the bank should start investing in Turkey, a move which would mark the institution's first operation outside former communist countries. The board of directors, which...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Emerging oppurtunities

Date: 30/09/2008 Emerging oppurtunities Financial Times Q&A session with Dr Mark Mobius The financial storm of the past year has cast doubt on a number of theories concerning the soaring success of emerging markets. Most notable was the decoupling theory, which suggested that many emerging markets had sufficiently developed domestic...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Financial Market Hurricane Misses Turkey

Date: 22/09/2008 Financial Market Hurricane Misses Turkey Turkish banks and home lenders have not experienced the same credit woes as many U.S. and European lenders. This is due to the low market penetration and low debt to equity ratios that exist in Turkey. Freddie and Fannie routinely provided 90 percent...

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Honda Turkey to Expand Production Capacity

Date: 22/09/2008 Honda Turkey to Expand Production Capacity Honda Turkey to expand production capacity Honda Motor Co., Japan's second-biggest automaker, is planning to expand production capacity in Turkey by 26 percent by the middle of next year. Honda Turkey will increase its capacity to 63,000 cars a year from 50,000,...

Posted on 14 February 2011

B & Q – “Turkey is driving growth”

Date: 19/09/2008 B & Q - “Turkey is driving growth” Ian Cheshire, chief executive of Kingfisher, felt able to crack a joke as he presented the B&Q owner's first-half results. Quite a feat for a man trying to revive the retail giant. The group has managed to reduce debt so...

Posted on 14 February 2011

New Flights – Finnair to propose 2 weekly flights to Istanbul

Date: 19/09/2008 New Flights - Finnair to propose 2 weekly flights to Istanbul Finnair said on Friday it will launch a new route between Helsinki and Istanbul, Turkey in March 2009 with two weekly flights, aimed at business and leisure travellers. 'It has been a long time since there has...

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Turkey and Egypt are growing fast

Date: 19/09/2008 Turkey and Egypt are growing fast As charters have been eased out of some of their Spanish markets they have moved into other regions which have been less vulnerable to low-cost attack. These markets tend to be non-EU and have slightly longer sector lengths. Since 2003 charter traffic...

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New direct flights from Birmingham with Turkish Airlines

Date: 10/09/2008 New direct flights from Birmingham with Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines announce new direct flight from Birmingham to Istanbul with connections to 33 destinations within Turkey. Starting on 15th December 2008, the flights will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. On Mondays and Thursdays the flights will...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Temple of Athens found in Bodrum in Turkey

Date: 09/09/2008 Temple of Athens found in Bodrum in Turkey The Temple of Athens, along with the 3,000 year old sacred road (measuring four and a half meters in with and two kilometers in length) of the ancient city of Padesa have been found in Bodrum, Mugla, reported Dogan news...

Posted on 14 February 2011