• Economic News Updates

    Economic News Updates

    For each market we cover, OBG produces regular economic research available on our website, by email subscription and via RSS feed. Free to access, our Economic Updates are targeted at those looking for regular comment on key sector developments.

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Economic Update | Turkey’s agribusiness attracts new investors

4 Mar 2014

Recent acquisitions of Turkish agribusiness interests by Gulf investors have highlighted the sector’s opportunities for expansion in the wider region. However, further development of the industry faces challenges, including the need for additional farm labourers.

Economic Update | Turkey’s agriculture sector hit by dry weather

4 Feb 2014

Widespread drought is affecting Turkey’s agriculture sector, with the 2014 wheat harvest at particular risk of underperforming and warnings of crop failures in a number of grain-growing regions.

Economic Update | Turkey’s banks to face challenges in 2014

23 Jan 2014

Additional restrictions on consumer lending and higher interest rates could mean a slowdown in growth for Turkey’s banks, although the sector should have the resilience to ride out any shockwaves.

Economic Update | Turkey races ahead with high-speed rail links

19 Dec 2013

The first link in Turkey’s high-speed rail system is set to open in 2014, part of a broader effort by the government to make significant improvements to transport infrastructure in time for the republic’s centenary in 2023.

Economic Update | Turkey’s pipeline balancing act

28 Nov 2013

As Turkey looks to diversify its sources of natural gas, one option that is coming closer to reality is a deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government to build an oil and gas pipeline from northern Iraq. While this link would help consolidate Turkey’s position a regional energy corridor, it risks upsetting relations with Iraq.

Economic Update | Deceleration in Turkish retail sector

10 Nov 2013

Mixed signals are coming out of the Turkish retail sector, with sales volume making strong gains while at the same time consumer and business sentiment cooling. Incoming data point to growing pessimism over the economy. However it will be a while before the heat is taken out of the marketplace in the coming months.