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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 12 Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ZURICH- Swiss National Bank head Thomas Jordan addresses a business gathering- 1600 GMT. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New York- 1710 GMT. TOKYO- Japan Economics Minister Akira Amari speaks at a seminar at...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 10 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England's Executive Director of Prudential Policy David Rule at the Credit Scoring and Credit Control XIV Conference, University of Edinburgh. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 9 Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and prime ministers of Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania to attend. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 7 Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MANNHEIM, Germany- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks at the ECB session "Effects of non-standard monetary policy measures: evidence and challenges" at the 30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association- 1040 GMT. MANNHEIM, Germany- European Central Bank Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks at the session "The Euro crisis...

  • Success stories until recently, emerging economies are seen as casualties now— of slower growth in China, plunging prices for commodities like oil and iron ore, the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates and homegrown threats. The damage has spilled across oceans, with the turmoil jolting investors in New York, Tokyo and Europe. Investors there worry that China...

  • By Ercan Gurses and Orhan Coskun. ANKARA, Aug 21- President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party will keep their grip on power when an interim government is formed next week to lead Turkey to a snap election, with the cabinet set to be dominated by loyalists. The AK Party, founded by Erdogan, lost its majority in a June 7 election for the first time since coming to power...

  • ANKARA, Aug 20- Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made a last-ditch call for Turkey's political parties to agree a working government on Thursday, three days before a deadline that would otherwise see President Tayyip Erdogan call a snap election. Turkey's politicians have until Aug. 23 to agree a working government or else Erdogan could call for an interim,...

  • ANKARA, Aug 20- Turkey's election commission has proposed that any snap parliamentary election should be held on Nov. 1, officials of the ruling AK Party said on Thursday, reinforcing the sense that a re-vote is inevitable after June's poll yielded no working majority. AKP officials said the High Election Board had proposed Nov. 1 as the date.

  • Turkish media group CEO escapes armed attack Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    ANKARA, Turkey— A Turkish media group says its chief executive officer, businessman Murat Sancak, has survived an armed attack in Istanbul. The Star Media Group says two masked men rammed a vehicle into Sancak's car on Thursday before opening fire on it. Star Media Group owns the pro-government Star newspaper and the news television channel, 24..

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 19- Turkey's lira plumbed a new record low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after attacks in Istanbul and the southeast and as the central bank failed to assuage investor concerns about its independence. The lira has lost around 20 percent of its value against the dollar so far this year, making it one of the worst performing emerging market...

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 19- Turkey's lira plumbed a new record low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after the central bank failed to assuage investor concerns about its ability to defy political pressure and lift rates. The lira has lost around 19 percent of its value against the dollar so far this year, making it one of the worst performing emerging market currencies...

  • Muslim scholars call for climate action Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

    The move comes two months after Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change and other environmental issues and ahead of a key U.N. climate conference in Paris in December, where world leaders are supposed to adopt a landmark agreement to fight climate change. About 60 delegates adopted the declaration at the end of the seminar, including leading clerics from...

  • *Russia, South Africa, other emerging CDS keep rising. LONDON, Aug 17- An emerging market rout kept Russia's rouble, Malaysia's ringgit, Turkey's lira and Israel's shekel under fire on Monday, as another 1 percent drop for EM stocks left them at an almost four-year low. Russia's rouble also touched a six-month low as another drop in oil prices- crude is Russia's'...

  • ANKARA, Aug 12- Sidelined on his island prison, the one man who might have helped quell a surge in violence in Turkey's Kurdish southeast appears increasingly powerless as a three-year-old peace process teeters on the brink of collapse. Abdullah Ocalan, whose Kurdistan Workers Party first took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984, had been Ankara's main...

  • Turkey: Snap election likely in 2015? Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Turkey: Snap election likely in 2015?

    Ege Seçkin, country risk analyst at IHS, says there's an connection between the intensification of fighting in Turkey and the situation on the political scene.

  • Odds of a coalition in Turkey are down: Economist Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Odds of a coalition in Turkey are down: Economist

    Lubomir Mitov, chief economist for central and eastern Europe at UniCredit, discusses the political and economic situation in Turkey.

  • Turkey's security has worsened sharply: Expert Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Turkey's security has worsened sharply: Expert

    Jonathan Friedman of Stroz Friedberg talks about Turkey's geopolitical strategy, following a wave of attacks in the country.

  • Turkish authorities on high alert Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Turkish authorities on high alert

    Gunmen have attacked the U.S. consulate in Istanbul among a wave of attacks in Turkey.

  • Violence across Turkey Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Violence across Turkey

    Richard Engel of NBC News reports on the attacks overnight in Turkey.

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Slowing demand in China led some stock markets to rise on Monday, on hopes of more policy stimulus, but commodity prices fell. China's stock markets ignored caution in Asian equities, with major indices up between 2 and 4 percent. "Expectations of further easing are building and announcements of liberalisation have boosted the equity market," said...