LONDON, May 17- The coveted investment grade rating has arrived in Turkey and foreign capital may follow- possibly a lot of it. An investment grade rating, which Moody's gave Turkey on Thursday, potentially opens Turkey to more conservative funds. "This could bring a whole new investor base to Turkey," says Tim Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank.» Read More
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