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Turkish Economy to Grow 7.8% in 2010 says IMF

The International Monetary Fund has just upgraded Turkey for the second time in 12 months, but it is still giving a very conservative projection. The IMF increased their 3.7% 2010 growth forecast made in October 2009, to a forecast of 5.2% in April this year. They have now increased this...

Posted on 07 October 2010

Turkey a Rising Star in Europe as Firms Invest Heavily

Mark Mobius, chairman of Templeton Asset Management's emerging markets group, who oversees 34 billion US Dollars worth of investments, has said that Templeton is planning to invest 250 million USD in Turkish equities very soon, as Turkish stocks are by far the most attractive of Europe's emerging markets, he said....

Posted on 01 October 2010

Turkish GDP Grows 10.3% in Second Quarter – 3rd Fastest in World

This week saw Turkstat release figures for Turkish Gross Domestic Product growth in the second quarter and we have not been disappointed -- not by much anyway. According to Turkstat, Turkish GDP grew 10.3% year on year in the second quarter, following the massive 11.7% year on year growth recorded...

Posted on 15 September 2010

Turkish Economy Powering Forward as one of Hottest Emerging Markets

Turkey is continuing to drive forward on its path to one of the world's greatest emerging markets. Analysts believe the economy grew 10% in the first half of the year. And reports have emerged that this growth is continuing to fuel employment growth. The air transportation industry has been an...

Posted on 03 September 2010

Turkey Continues to Strengthen Medical Tourism Package

The 15 percent year-on-year growth for the Anadolu Medical Center announced at a press conference in Istanbul last week shows Turkey is still on track to become a hub for international health tourism. According to a spokesperson the growth can be put down to a combination of competitive prices, cutting...

Posted on 08 July 2010

Global Investors Pre-emptively Rate Turkey Investment Grade

It seems that global investors are acting on the basis that the rating agencies will imminently upgrade Turkey's debt rating to investment grade. This belief comes from the fact that it currently costs as much to insure Turkish debt against default as it does to insure debt of Russia in...

Posted on 01 July 2010

Turkish Luxury Tourism Sector Starting to Take Root

I just read an excellent article highlighting Turkey’s growing popularity as a luxury tourism destination over the last 2 years. In the article Classic Collection tells how it smashed its sales target (168%) for Turkey in the first year, having only added Turkey to its destinations last year. The article...

Posted on 27 May 2010

Turkish Visa-Free with Syria Deal Opens South to New Trade Expansion

I just read a great article in the Financial Times, highlighting the massive amount of Syrians that are shopping in the Sanko Park shopping mall in Gaziantep, the first stop for high end shopping that they come to after crossing into Turkey through its southern border. According to the article,...

Posted on 22 May 2010

Turkish Economy Powering Out of Recession

The Turkish Trade deficit doubled from $2.4 billion to $5 billion in March, according to the latest data from Turkish statistical institute Turkstat. The widening is being seen as a positive sign, because it is based manufacturing companies increasing their purchases of raw materials as they ramp up production, on...

Posted on 01 May 2010

Turkish Property Benefits from Economic Strength

Turkey is finally getting the attention it deserves, as its economy powers out of recession among the strongest in Europe. Thursday saw a senior International Monetary Fund official announce that Turkey weathered the global economic recession successfully. "We believe that Turkey has weathered the crisis successfully," said Caroline Atkinson, director...

Posted on 16 April 2010