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LONDON, March 28- Emerging market stocks were set for their biggest weekly rise in nine months on Friday as calm in Crimea and reports that China would fast track infrastructure spending helped repair some of the damage of a turbulent few months.
Turkey's telecommunications authority has taken steps to block video-sharing site YouTube in the country - just a week after it banned Twitter.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Turkish government is trying to prevent its citizens from accessing YouTube, a week after it banned Twitter.
LONDON, March 27- Emerging currencies held near multi-week highs to the dollar on Thursday, buoyed by Chinese stimulus hopes and stable U.S. yields, while Ukrainian bond prices surged to two-month highs on news of a $14- $18 billion IMF loan.
ANKARA, March 27- Looming fuel price rises in Iran will be the first major test of President Hassan Rouhani's ability to retain public support in the face of attacks from his hardline rivals.
Twitter filed a series of petitions for lawsuits in Turkish courts, challenging the ban of its service in Turkey, re/code reports.
*Turks in their thousands seek ways around Twitter ban. ANKARA, March 25- Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rails against Twitter as part of a plot to blacken him and portray his Turkey as corrupt; but Turks in growing numbers are exploring ever more innovative ways to beat his ban in what has become a cyber-battle of wits.
Anthony Skinner, Director, head of MENA at Maplecroft, argues that Turkey is on par with countries like North Korea regarding freedom of the press and discusses the prime minister's policy ahead of elections on Sunday.
Turkey, a once market favorite for global investors, enjoyed strong growth and political stability. But Turkey's happy tale has ended for investors.
President Obama is in the Netherlands for the G-7 emergency meeting on Ukraine's crisis. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Russia was not invited.
Chris Walker, FX strategist at Barclays, and Jonathan Fenby, director of China research at Trusted Sources, discuss the political risks in Turkey and what this means for the country's currency.
Russia has quietly taken the lead in the $500 billion nuclear export market, building new facilities as the U.S. sits on the sidelines.
The European Commission condemns Turkey's move to block access to Twitter as it violates freedom of speech, Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for digital agenda, tells CNBC.
David Hauner, head of EEMEA fixed income and economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says Turkish political risks are underestimated and there is a risk of further escalation within the coming months.
Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for digital agenda, strongly condemns Turkey's prime minister after he banned Twitter in the country just days ahead of key elections.
*On campaign trial, Erdogan vows to "wipe out" Twitter. *Twitter tells Turks how to keep tweeting. ANKARA, March 21- Turkey's courts have blocked access to Twitter days before elections as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan battles a corruption scandal that has seen social media platforms awash with alleged evidence of government wrongdoing.
ANKARA, March 21- Taxi driver Ramazan Aktay is quick to shrug off the corruption scandal swirling around Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, at least as long as the ruling party keeps delivering free food and coal to his working class suburb of Ankara.
ANKARA, March 21- Twitter users in Turkey reported widespread outages on Friday, hours after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened to shut down access to the social media platform as he battles a damaging corruption scandal.
ANKARA, March 21- Twitter users in Turkey reported widespread outages on Friday, hours after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened to shut down the social media platform as he battles a damaging corruption scandal.
Lewis Kaufman of Thornburg Investment Management gives his top picks for emerging markets with the greatest potential.