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  1. 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...

  2. 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”,...

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  1. Investing in Turkey

    As Turkey tries to rein in its current account deficit and shift away from its heavy r...
  2. Istanbul Business & Finance

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  1. 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...

  2. 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 right...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 economy’s...

  5. 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 first...

  6. 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 to...

  7. 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 and...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 the...

  11. 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 also the...

  12. 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 desire...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 the...

  15. 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 powerhouse...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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 miracle”. In...

  20. 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 made...

  21. 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 Gul,...

  22. 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 banks on...

  23. 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 on...

  24. 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 G20,...

  25. 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 one of...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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 beating...

  29. 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 own...

  30. 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 feet”...

  31. FT Alphaville

    March 10, 2010

    There's always Schadenfreude, Greece

    At least now, Athens probably won’t quite get to the point of having to fend off rumours that it’s about to go cap in hand...

  32. January 6, 2010

    Rising hope of IMF deal sparks Turkish shares rally

    Turkish equities hit a two-year high yesterday after ministers' comments raised hopes the government was moving towards an...

  33. January 5, 2010

    Turkish equities rise on rumours of IMF deal

    Turkish equities hit a two-year high on Tuesday after ministers’ comments raised hopes the government was moving towards an...

  34. October 3, 2009

    Turkey to reform corporate taxes

    An overhaul of corporate tax rules to leave "no room for grey areas" will be the priority in a wide-ranging plan to make...

  35. September 25, 2009

    Business and politics mesh as Turkish media group is fined $2.5bn

    For all his charisma, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never had an easy relationship with the media. As mayor of Istanbul in the...

  36. September 24, 2009

    Shock at Turkish media group’s $2.5bn fine

    For all his charisma, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never had an easy relationship with the media. As mayor of Istanbul in the...

  37. September 17, 2009

    Turkey’s budget plans disappoint analysts

    Turkey is not doing enough to convince investors it will maintain fiscal discipline in the absence of International Monetary...

  38. June 20, 2009

    Turkish assets rally after talks with IMF

    Signs of new momentum in Turkey’s protracted talks with the International Monetary Fund prompted a rally in Turkish assets...

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