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  • Turkey Mosque

    Straddling Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Turkey is a Muslim country with ancient Christian roots but founded as a modern nation in 1923 by a militant secularist, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. It’s now the fastest-growing economy in Europe.

  • Investing Abroad? Experts Offer Their Advice Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 5:51 PM ET
    Brazil has a statutory minimum of 30 days for vacation and 11 days for public holidays. Pictured: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

    Investing abroad always poses risk but if you’re careful, though, you can profit nicely in overseas markets, some with double-digit year-over-year growth.

  • Turkey Is Hot for Hiring Great Talent Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 4:36 PM ET
    Maslak is a neighborhood and one of the main business districts of Istanbul, Turkey.

    Research has shown that there will continue to be a battle for top talent in Turkey, as it competes with the West to attract and retain the best employees, says Mark Hamill, CEO of global search firm SpenglerFox

  • Europe's Fastest-Growing Economy Needs More Oil Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 9:44 AM ET
    Turkey's Energy Minister (2R), Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu (4R) and Turkish-Cypriot Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk (R), attend a ceremony an oil rig platform during a ground-breaking ceremony in the village of Sygkrasi, near Famagusta, where the state-run Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPOA) bored their first onshore probe on April 26, 2012.Turkey began its first exploratory oil and gas drilling in the breakaway northern sector of the divided Cyprus on April 26, amid a dispute over rights t

    Turkey’s dependence on imported oil is hampering its growth, and is likely to continue doing so as the country’s prosperity increases, regional analysts and energy experts say.

  • Big Opportunities in Turkey’s Digital Economy Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
    Ethernet cable connected to laptop computer.

    Turkey's information and communications technology sector is probably the foremost candidate for growth.

  • A Decade-Long Ascent to Economic Power Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:58 AM ET

    The U.S. may have committed a strategic error in not recognizing Turkey as a geographic bridge and trade center earlier.

  • How to Invest in a Powerhouse Emerging Market Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the Istanbul Stock Exchange in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Dominated by a highly-regarded banking sector and flourishing consumer goods industry, Turkey’s stock market is easy for foreign investors to access.

  • When Will Turkey Join the European Union? Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 12:55 AM ET
    Maslak is a neighborhood and one of the main business districts of Istanbul, Turkey.

    For years, the prospect of Turkey joining the EU wasn't taken seriously. But Turkey has embarked on a series of economic and political reforms, making it more palatable to EU members.

  • Nuclear-Plant May Test Turkey’s Trade-Diplomacy Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    Ankara’s effort at energy self-sufficiency will mean dishing out big contracts without offending any of its major trade partners.

  • Turkey Economic Profile Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    Population: 73,639,596 Currency: Lira Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower Industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

Slideshows

  • Investing in Turkish Treasures Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 3:58 PM ET
    Circa 1575  3.9 in. high, 8.9 in. wide £14,000 ($21,979)Like dishes and bowls, Iznik tiles were extremely decorative and detailed, often using the colors cobalt blue and emerald green, which were set on a white background.Tiles were often commissioned by Sultans for the walls of important buildings, as many a visitor to Istanbul knows.“This border tile contains part of a stylized meandering floral design, and along with similar tiles would have framed a large central pattern on the wall of a mo

    From carpets to calligraphy to ceramics, there is a lot of history and variety to the fine art of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire that preceded it.

  • The Best Countries for Long-Term Growth Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 8:34 AM ET
    Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. For long-term investors that means looking for economies that have strong growth prospects driven by competitive advantages such as demographics, natural resources or geography. We've come up with a list of the ten best countries for long-term growth based on a report from HSBC titled: The World in 2050.

    Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. What are the countries with the best prospects for growth?

Videos

  • Ways to Play India's Boom     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    So far this year, the Bombay Sensex is up nearly 15 percent and is outperforming the S&P 500. Geoffrey Dennis, global emerging markets strategist at Citi, offers insight.

  • Investing in Global Markets     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    There has always been risk when investing abroad, but as geopolitical tensions flare around the world the question is if the risk is worth the reward? CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports.

  • Exports Help Turkey's Current Account Deficit     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    Anthony Skinner, director at Maplecroft, told CNBC, that Turkey was seeing a soft landing but a current account deficit was still an inevitability of the economy as almost all of Turkey's oil and gas is imported from abroad.

  • Turkey Diversifies Away From Europe: Minister     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    Turkey is diversifying away from Europe in terms of trade, with European Union leaders still unable to come up with a solution to stop the debt crisis from spreading, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said.

  • Emerging Markets Exposure to Europe     Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Which emerging markets are most exposed to the euro zone crisis? David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, provides the best global plays.

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