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Turkish Economy to see Strong Recovery in 2010 says the IMF

The IMF has just issued its World Economic Outlook and it is very positive on the Turkish economy. Unfortunately the report is generalised, but I picked out the following on Turkey: Sizable output gains forecast in 2010 (page 77) 3.7% GDP growth forecast in 2010 - among strongest of all...

Posted on 03 October 2009

IMF to Resume Negotiations with Turkey, Agreement Unlikely

International Monetary Fund Chief Dominic Strauss Kahn said today that the IMF would restart negotiations with Turkey after the annual meeting in Istanbul. Some 15,000 delegates are descending on Istanbul for the annual meetings of the World Bank, the IMF, including finance ministers from the G7 nations. Last week it...

Posted on 02 October 2009

Turkey Property (whole Industry) Benefits from Return of British Buyers

There have been numerous signs in the past few weeks that the overseas property industry can breathe a sigh of relief; the worst seems to be over. Overseas Property Professional magazine has featured several articles quoting industry professionals reporting increased leads, and increased sales, including a surprising run on off...

Posted on 25 September 2009

Turkey Cuts Key Interest Rate Again – Good News for Property Market

The Turkish central bank has cut its key interest rate by a further fifty basis points. The ninth cut in 11 months now leaves the rate at 7.25%. Turkey has cut its interest rate by more than any other G20 nation. A recent house price index found that the falling...

Posted on 19 September 2009

Colliers Issues Upbeat Report on Turkish Real Estate

Colliers international, the giants of world commercial real estate have issued a detailed analysis of the Turkish real estate market. The overall thesis of the report is that the recovery has already begun, and will continue to gather pace, with strong growth resuming in the second half of 2010. Still,...

Posted on 11 September 2009

Turkish Foreign Minister to EU: We Kept Our Side, Keep Yours & Assess Our Bid

The Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has urged his European Union counterparts to accelerate the process of re-examining his country's bid for full membership, and to not let the Cyprus issue stall it any further. Davutoğlu said that his country is currently amidst a period of unparalled reform aimed at...

Posted on 05 September 2009

Maxima Developing New Multi-Million Condotel in Izmir

Maxima hotel group is building a massive all-year round holiday resort in Özdere, a holiday resort in the Aegean port city of İzmir. The resort will target the Russian and Belgian arkets with the hope of achieving all year occupancy. The resort will consist of private houses and a 5...

Posted on 13 August 2009

Turkish Banks See Profits Bulge in First Half of 2009

Earlier this year, we followed up on a Forbes report regarding the health of Turkish banks because of the reforms made during Turkey's economic crisis at the turn of the millennium. Yesterday saw several Turkish banks reveal their figures for the first half of this year, which completely backed up...

Posted on 07 August 2009

Applications for Turkey Property Mortgages up 65% in 2009

New mortgage applications to buy Turkish property increased by 65% in the first half of this year, according to one of the UK's largest providers of overseas property mortgages Conti plc. The firm also said that "great property prices, superb Mediterranean location and separation from the strong euro" have made...

Posted on 22 July 2009

Turkey Property Grows in Popularity in June on Weak Lira – Portal

Turkey was the fifth most popular country with those searching to buy overseas property on the Property Abroad.com portal in June. This was a 1 place improvement on May. This is undoubtedly because of the weak Lira during June, when 1 Pound Sterling would buy you 2.55 Turkish Lira, making...

Posted on 16 July 2009