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  • ANKARA, May 21- A Turkish parliamentary candidate tipped as a key member of the next government's economic team said on Thursday that Turkey could ill afford to loosen monetary or fiscal policy while the global economy remains fragile. Naci Agbal, who resigned as finance ministry undersecretary in February to run as a ruling AK Party candidate in the June 7...

  • Turkish rates likely to be left unchanged: Analyst Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Turkish rates likely to be left unchanged: Analyst

    Will the Turkish central bank hold off on hiking rates due to the appreciation of the Turkish Lira against the US dollar? Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, weighs in.

  • Expect Turkish central bank to stand pat: Pro Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    Expect Turkish central bank to stand pat: Pro

    Piotr Matys, strategist at Rabobank, expects the Turkish central bank to keep interest rates unchanged at this week's monetary policy meeting.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to June 1 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    ANKARA- Central bank of Turkey to hold monthly monetary policy committee meeting. PRAGUE- International Monetary Fund holds a press conference at the end of its annual mission to the Czech Republic- 1315 GMT. BRASILIA- International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde visits Brazil to participate in a central bank seminar about inflation targeting.

  • ISTANBUL, May 18- Turkish automaker Tofas halted production at its main factory on Monday, as a protest against working conditions intensified and threatened to embarrass President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party weeks before a parliamentary election. Tofas, owned by Italy's Fiat and local conglomerate Koc Holding, said it had halted production until...

  • ISTANBUL, May 18- Turkish automaker Tofas halted production at its main factory on Monday, as a protest against working conditions intensified and threatened to embarrass President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party weeks before a parliamentary election. On Friday it spread to the neighbouring Tofas plant. Tofas, owned by Italy's Fiat and local...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 28 Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas, Economy Minister George Stathakis, Chief Executive of the European Financial Stability Facility and Deputy Director at the European Department at International Monetary Fund Pul Thomsen are among keynote speakers. PRAGUE- The "History of...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • May 7, ISTANBUL- Canada risks getting left behind in a 12- nation Pacific trade deal because it has been reluctant to negotiate opening its markets, U.S. Vilsack also told Reuters that longstanding disagreements with Japan over rice exports would not threaten the Trans-Pacific Partnership and that the United States and Japan were working toward a compromise.

  • May 7, ISTANBUL- Canada risks getting left behind in a 12- nation Pacific trade deal because it has been reluctant to negotiate on opening its markets, U.S. Vilsack also told Reuters that longstanding disagreements with Japan over rice exports would not threaten the Trans-Pacific Partnership and that the two countries were working toward a compromise.

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 5- Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring U.N. sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. United Nations sanctions and a future mechanism for Iran to buy atomic technology are two...

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 5- Iran and world powers are struggling to overcome deep divisions on two core sticking points in talks on a possible nuclear deal: reimposing U.N. sanctions if the Iranians violate the agreement and how Tehran can buy atomic technology, envoys said. The negotiations between Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the...

  • *Selling retail business in Turkey a priority- sources. ISTANBUL, April 30- HSBC faces a tough task selling its loss-making retail arm in Turkey, where it has been hamstrung by tough competition and faces a decline in both economic growth and investor confidence. Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said in February HSBC's four problem businesses-- Brazil, Mexico,...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 11 Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 7 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • *EU summit agreed to triple search and rescue mission off Libya. *Land routes into Europe also deadly; train kills 14 migrants. BRUSSELS/ SKOPJE, April 24- British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy.

  • Chinese bourses hit fresh 15- year highs and the MSCI emerging equities index was up 0.2 percent to within a whisker of seven-month highs reached on Friday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was at seven-year highs on signs China is entering a prolonged cycle of pro-growth monetary easing. It's hard to see how aggressive they will be,...

  • How to get around gov't curbs on the Internet Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    Person at computer

    Government bans on certain websites happen all the time across the globe, but there is a simple workaround for most.

  • How to get around a government firewall Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    How to get around a government firewall

    CNBC's Reem Nasr explains the steps web users can take when governments - such as those in China, Iran and Turkey - block certain websites.

  • ISTANBUL, April 15- The Turkish lira slid to a new record low on Wednesday on rising investor fears about political uncertainty after a June 7 parliamentary election, but the economy minister warned against intervention, saying the currency would find its own level. Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek also sought to boost...