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Fadi Hakura, Turkey analyst at Chatham House, says instability in Turkey will continue as current prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eyes up the presidency.
May 9- For other related diaries, please. SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting- 0100 GMT. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew visits China.
*Russia is worst performer this year in emerging bond index. *South Africa, Hungary and Turkey returning to favour. LONDON, May 8- Emerging market investors are dumping once-hot rouble bonds due to the threat of tougher sanctions hanging over Russia, shifting funds to the likes of South Africa, Hungary and Turkey which only recently had been unpopular.
Turkish police believe that until recently, the area around the market also sat at the centre of an audacious, multi-billion-dollar scheme involving bribery and suspect food shipments to Iran.
By Seda Sezer and Daren Butler. ISTANBUL, April 24- Turkey's central bank kept its main interest rates on hold on Thursday, ignoring political pressure for cuts to the extent of saying it will keep monetary policy tight until the inflation outlook improves significantly.
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Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that Turkish banks face much slower growth but highlights that overall, "most pressures have been priced in."
April 24- For other related diaries, please. ANKARA- Central Bank of Turkey holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting- 1100 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
April 22- For other related diaries, please. MANILA- Asian Development Bank will launch its latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor, a semiannual review of Asia's regional economic cooperation and integration. COLOMBO- Sri Lanka Central Bank announces interest rate decision- 0130 GMT.
*Parliamentary speaker says election will be on June 3. BEIRUT, April 21- Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power days after he said the war was turning in his favour.
ANKARA, April 18- Turkey will seek a discount in the price of gas it buys from Russia in talks with the deputy head of state-controlled Gazprom next week when he visits Ankara, Turkey's energy minister said on Friday.
April 16- The world economy can expect steady growth at best over the coming year, but any rapid slowdown in China as it tries to rebalance its economy could upset the still-unsteady progress, Reuters polls showed.
ISTANBUL, April 16- Russia's controversial South Stream pipeline, which would transport gas via the Black Sea into Europe towards the end of the decade, received support from Turkey on Wednesday when Ankara said it may let the conduit pass through its territory.
ISTANBUL, April 16- Turkey would consider allowing the South Stream pipeline, which will carry natural gas from Russia to Europe, to pass through Turkish territory if Moscow made such a request, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday.
Hiroshi Miyoshi, Mitsubishi CEO for Turkey and Central Asia, describes Turkey's appeal to Japanese firms, who invested $500 million in the emerging market last year.
ISTANBUL, April 15- An annual meeting of Turkey's central bank on Thursday will be closely watched for signs that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, strongly opposed to high interest rates, is trying to boost its influence over monetary policy.
LONDON, April 15- Ukraine's hryvnia jumped from recent record lows on Tuesday after a 300- basis-point interest rate rise but ratcheting tensions with neighbouring Russia kept up pressure on regional as well as broader emerging markets.
*Twitter executives in talks in Ankara. *Official says Twitter earns $35 million in Turkey. ISTANBUL, April 14- Turkey urged executives from Twitter to open an office and start paying Turkish tax on Monday in the first direct talks since a two-week ban imposed on the site as the government battled a corruption scandal.
*Israel in talks with Egypt, Turkey on major gas export deals. MILAN/ LONDON, April 14- Israel's drive to export its new-found natural gas could help to rebuild strained ties with old regional allies Egypt and Turkey, but could deprive Europe of a precious alternative to Russian gas.
ISTANBUL, April 11- Turkish assets fell on Friday after Moody's cut its sovereign rating outlook to negative, citing political turbulence, external financing pressure and weaker growth prospects. Turkey is sensitive to global liquidity conditions as it has relied on cheap foreign capital to finance the gap.