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Turkey - Factors to Watch on Oct 10

ISTANBUL, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports andevents that may affect Turkish financial markets on Wednesday.

The lira was at 1.8231 against thedollar at 0511 GMT, weakening from 1.8180 late on Tuesday.

The yield on Turkey's two-year benchmark bond

closed at 7.63 percent, slightly down fromMonday's close at 7.68 percent.

Turkey's main share index closed up 0.93 percent68,062 points, outperforming a 0.01 percent fall in the emergingmarkets index .

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian shares fell on Wednesday, with Japan's stocks slidingmore than 1.5 percent to a two-month low, and the safe-havendollar firmed on concerns that the corporate results season willreveal weaker earnings in the face of flagging global economicgrowth.

Equity markets have been rallying since hitting their 2012low in early June, with action from major central banks tosupport fragile economies giving a renewed lift last month, butcaution has set in as the third quarter results season begins.

IRAN GAS

A reduction in natural gas exports from Iran would not havemuch impact on world energy markets, but could hurt Turkey andpart of Azerbaijan, according to a U.S. report due to bereleased on Tuesday.

EU PROGRESS REPORT

EU Minister Egemen Bagis to hold a news conference inIstanbul to discuss 2012 progress report by the EuropeanCommission.

AK PARTY

Deputy Chairman Huseyin Celik to hold a news conference.(1200)

HATTAT HOLDING

The company, which has interests from energy to agriculture,will hold a news conference. (1000)

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(Writing by Seda Sezer)((Istanbul newsroom tel +90 212 3507122)(email:)(istanbul.newsroom@reuters.com))

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