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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

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 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

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

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

Merrill Lynch Predicts Strong Growth in Turkey over next 10 Years

In a new report, investment banking giant Merrill Lynch predicts that Turkey will be the fastest growing economy in the EMEA region -- Europe, Middle East and Africa -- the coming 10 years, with fellow emerging markets South Africa and Saudi Arabia not far behind. "Based on an analysis of...

Posted on 02 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