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    1. December 17, 2015

      Turkey: will political reforms bring change?

      On December 10, two separate announcements underlined the conflict over the Turkish economy and the government’s...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Turkey: A flagging growth story

      Osman Yildirim remembers life before the wave of foreign money came to the heart of Turkey. When Mr Yildirim, who runs...

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    1. Investing in Turkey

      Investors are pausing to assess Turkey’s political situation: the war in Syria, increa...
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      Turkey is steeling itself for elections in June that could determine its course for ye...
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    1. April 15, 2015

      Turkey government at odds with big business

      Turkey’s business elite gathered last month on the mountain top from which the Greek god Zeus is said to have watched...

    2. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      Turkey's economic policy-makers: should they stay or should they go?

      Is it time to quit as central bank governor if the president of your country suggests you could be a foreign agent? The...

    3. November 27, 2014

      Checks on Erdogan’s power hold key to Turkey’s growth

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, may look back on 2014 as a pivotal year. In the past 12 months, he has...

    4. August 27, 2014

      Turkish central bank cuts overnight lending rate

      Turkey’s central bank slashed overnight lending rates on Wednesday by 75 basis points to 11.25 per cent – the country’s...

    5. beyondbrics

      August 7, 2014

      Doubts over the quality of Turkey's next government

      One of the biggest questions facing Turkey is not so much who is going to win Sunday’s inaugural presidential election...

    6. beyondbrics

      August 6, 2014

      Turkish state bank seeks to buy bank slammed by Erdogan

      Here’s an example of what may pass for high finance Turkish style: talk down an asset and then try and nab it for...

    7. July 17, 2014

      Turkey cuts interest rates for third time in three months

      Turkey’s central bank has cut interest rates for the third time in three months, in the wake of a relentless government...

    8. December 31, 2013

      Turkey economy chief blames corruption probe for market fall

      The minister in charge of Turkey’s economy has labelled the corruption probe that has shaken the country a “mini coup”,...

    9. November 27, 2013

      Turkey’s current account deficit is economy’s Achilles heel

      Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan recently presented Turkey’s ambitious medium-term economic programme to a group of...

    10. September 30, 2013

      Turkey: Protests and US policy shape events

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister who towers over his country’s politics, was on barnstorming form. “The...

    11. September 30, 2013

      Reliance on foreign capital inflows raises concern

      The economic clouds above Turkey seemed to lift in September, when the US Federal Reserve decided it was not quite the...

    12. beyondbrics

      September 24, 2013

      Turkey's short-term debt: it's big, but how problematic?

      Call it the $164.5bn question. Turkey’s financing issues have sparked off concerns of late, as the extent of the...

    13. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2013

      Turkey’s interest rate corridor: controversial but still effective

      Turkey’s use of a broad “interest rate corridor” as an instrument of monetary policy was controversial when it was...

    14. June 14, 2013

      Istanbul’s favoured Olympic bid now faces hurdles

      The consequences of Istanbul’s unrest may take months, even years, to play out, but the implications for the city’s bid...

    15. May 9, 2013

      Iraq: Ankara views country as ‘natural extension’ for business

      For much of the world, the word “Iraq” may still be a synonym for the violence that erupted after the 2003 US invasion...

    16. beyondbrics

      April 5, 2013

      What's the script for Turkey? doing nicely, or could do better?

      In these difficult economic times, with disappointing jobs figures in the US and stagnation in the eurozone, the growth...

    17. April 1, 2013

      Turkish growth slows to lowest since 2009

      The International Olympic Committee bubbled with enthusiasm last week when it came to Istanbul to assess the city’s...

    18. beyondbrics

      November 23, 2012

      Turkey: so it IS gold for gas after all

      One of the strangest recent developments in Turkey has been gold sales to Iran, which have soared, so helping improve...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2012

      Turkey's Babacan reassures investors. But for how long?

      Just as Turkey’s economic success is a key factor in determining its political clout in the region and beyond, it’s...

    20. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2012

      Turkey: Erdogan hits speed bump in presidential race

      Has political risk in Turkey just gone up a notch or two? Or is the country’s population displaying its deep-rooted...

    21. beyondbrics

      June 6, 2012

      WEF in Istanbul: Turkey, risk and Grexit

      Istanbul has been swarming this week with delegates from the World Economic Forum, gathered at an event that underlines...

    22. February 26, 2012

      Turkish diplomacy: An attentive neighbour

      Hillary Clinton could hardly have been clearer. With Syria in flames, increasing tension in Iraq and the countries of...

    23. December 15, 2011

      More pussycat than tiger, but Turkey has bite

      Spend any significant amount of time in Istanbul or Ankara and you will hear plenty of references to Turkey’s...

    24. December 13, 2011

      Megacity with ambitions to match

      Standing between the tramline and the Grand Bazaar, with no plaque to mark it out, a forlorn column bears witness to...

    25. December 12, 2011

      Surging Turkish growth raises fears

      Turkey’s economy surged at an annual rate of 8.2 per cent in the third quarter, in figures that highlighted the divide...

    26. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2011

      Turkey: regulators v banks

      Ali Babacan: Bloomberg By Stefan Wagstyl in London and Daniel Dombey in Istanbul A new battle line between the Turkish...

    27. November 21, 2011

      Overview: Can-do culture drives growth ‘miracle’

      Not for nothing did Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, recently proclaim what she described as a “Turkish...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 13, 2011

      Turkey: taxing away a deficit

      In announcing plans to increase sales taxes on alcohol, mobile phones, cars and cigarettes, Turkey’s government has...

    29. April 15, 2011

      Turkey picks unorthodox bank chief

      The architect of Turkey’s unorthodox monetary policy has been appointed central bank governor, a spokesman for Abdullah...

    30. March 3, 2011

      Turkish regulator seeks to calm probe fears

      Turkey’s competition regulator sought to calm fears over an investigation involving eight of the country’s biggest...

    31. February 23, 2011

      Turkey and Malaysia held up as beacons of hope

      Turkey and Malaysia can serve as models for political and economic reform in the Arab world, their politicians claimed...

    32. October 20, 2010

      Bric nations grow weary of G20 rhetoric

      If there is one consistent cliché in the cloud of platitudes that billows forth about the tremendous importance of the...

    33. September 14, 2010

      Turkish GDP grows 3.7% in second quarter

      Turkey’s economy grew 10.3 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2010, according to official data confirming...

    34. April 15, 2010

      Turkey proud to keep current tax rates

      Turkey can afford to keep tax rates unchanged "for the foreseeable future" while other European governments struggle to...

    35. April 14, 2010

      Turkey proud to keep current tax rates

      Turkey can afford to keep tax rates unchanged “for the foreseeable future” while other European governments struggle to...

    36. March 31, 2010

      Turkey’s economy bounces back

      Turkey’s economy bounced back from recession in the last quarter of 2009, with year on year growth of 6 per cent...

    37. March 11, 2010

      Self-reliant Turkey calls end to talks with IMF

      Turkey has ended talks with the International Monetary Fund about a fresh loan agreement because it can "stand on its...

    38. March 10, 2010

      Turkey’s IMF financing talks end

      Turkey has ended talks with the International Monetary Fund over a new loan agreement because it can “stand on its own...

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