Turkey

Turkish gov't's annual debt growth stays high at 16% in April

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2017

Turkey's central government gross debt stock increased 16% y/y to stand at TRY795bn (€198bn) as of the end of April.

Turkish consumer confidence index up for third consecutive month in May

bne IntelliNews May 18, 2017

Turkish consumers seem quite willing to spend on goods apart from big ticket items despite strong potential regional and domestic instability. The consumer confidence index has been on the rise since February.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Erdogan left empty-handed after Trump meeting

bne IntelliNews May 18, 2017

Turkish president fails to win concessions on extraditing Gulen or arming Kurdish forces in Syria.

Turkey’s short-term external debt rises 4% q/q in Q1

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2017

Turkey’s Q1 short-term external debt stock rises 4% q/q to $102bn.

Erdogan meets Trump at White House, hails foundations of new era

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2017

Presidents put on brave faces over Washington's arming of Syrian Kurds, Trump speaks of great relationship.

Turkish unemployment rate registers small decline to 12.6% in February

bne IntelliNews May 15, 2017

Turkey's unemployment rate declined from 13% in January to 12.6% in February.

Turkey’s budget deficit recorded at €4.6bn for Jan-April

bne IntelliNews May 15, 2017

Turkey's budget deficit in the first four months of this year amounted to TRY17.9bn (€4.62bn) against the TRY5.4bn surplus seen in the first third of 2016.

Celebrity jeans favourite Mavi moves for big Istanbul IPO

bne IntelliNews May 15, 2017

Listing for at least 50% of firm set to be largest float on Turkish stock exchange in years.

Xi throws Chinese might behind One Belt, One Road initiative

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest, Kivanc Dundar in Istanbul, Tim Gosling in Prague, Kanat Shaku in Almaty May 15, 2017

Beijing is investing a massive $124bn into the global project to invest into infrastructure and trade networks across four continents.

IFIs start to get cold feet over Turkey

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2017

EBRD investment falling on political jitters, IFC beset by relocation rumours.

Turkey’s Global Ports gets that sinking feeling in disappointing LSE IPO

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2017

Float of world's largest cruise port operator prices near the bottom end of the range.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Foreign investors fear reform will take back seat after referendum

IntelliNews Pro May 12, 2017

Any further signs that the rule of law and property rights are under threat could send international investors scurrying for the exit.

Turkey’s current account deficit contracts 18% y/y in March

bne IntelliNews May 11, 2017

Turkey’s current account deficit declined by 18% y/y to $3.06bn in March.

US arming of YPG draws mild Ankara response, lira recovers

Akin Nazli in Belgrade May 10, 2017

Lack of angry outburst from president points to Turkey not wishing to stoke tensions ahead of Erdogan's meeting with Trump.

EBRD kicks off annual meeting with panel on women in the green economy

Carmen Valache in Nicosia May 10, 2017

Training women in science and technology to give them access to the green job market would reduce shortfall of skilled workers in emerging energy sectors.

Political instability and China are the main risks to growth, says EBRD's Guriev

Ben Aris in Nicosia May 10, 2017

Sergei Guriev backs Alexei Kudrin's reform plan in Russia and warns over economic shocks to Central Asia from China.

CFA tries to raise financial awareness in emerging markets

Liam Halligan in Prague May 10, 2017

CFA Institute managing director Gary Baker talks to bne IntelliNews about winning back trust for the financial services industry and developing the sector's human capital.

CEE slowly warms up to energy efficiency

Carmen Valache in Lund May 10, 2017

Commercial banks have been slow to jump at the opportunity to finance small-scale energy efficiency projects because the return on investment for them tends to be low.

Turkish industrial output growth at 10-month high in March

bne IntelliNews May 8, 2017

Turkey’s calendar-adjusted industrial production index moved up 2.8% y/y in March, marking the best growth in output recorded since May 2016.

Turkey, Russia and Iran ink deal on Syria de-escalation zones

bne IntelliNews May 4, 2017

Impact of Putin and Erdogan's new "full-format" relations felt at peace talks, but Al-Assad opponents walk out of meeting shouting angrily.

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