• 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 | Futures and the Fund

22 Jul 2010

When Turkey's finances crashed dramatically back in February 2001, intervention by the IMF was widely seen as having saved the day for the country's battered economy. Yet now - three years and around $18bn later - the Fund may be about to find itself nowhere near as welcome in the corridors of political Ankara.

Economic Update | A Roof above Their Heads

22 Jul 2010

While market watchers are now looking back at 2003 as something of a non-starter for Turkey's real estate and construction sectors, there are now signs that 2004 could yield some more positive developments. With prices stabilising, the forecast now is for a steady increase in the months ahead, with several areas likely to see more significant growth.

Economic Update | Banking on the Future

22 Jul 2010

With a good new crop of statistics in this week on the state of the nation's economy, there was also some focusing on the state of the nation's banks. This came in on the back of news of an important merger, and of some more worrying news from a previously welcomed share bid.

Economic Update | Ballots, 'Sell Outs' and Sell Offs

22 Jul 2010

In a week of pregnant pauses, while the nation awaited the outcome of Sunday's local elections and a new round of negotiations on Cyprus, the government's privatisation strategy also looked to be imminent, if not yet actual. Delays in formulating strategies were compounded too by news that the body set up to sell off Turkey's state industries - thereby helping save the country from penury - was itself substantially in debt.

Economic Update | Call Waiting

22 Jul 2010

Turkey's troubled telecoms privatisation took what appeared to be one step forwards and one step back this week, as a delay in the tendering process was balanced by some more positive news on the size of the stake on offer.

Economic Update | Inflation Down, Unemployment Up

22 Jul 2010

With most analysts predicting that the IMF delegation currently in Ankara going through Turkey's books will likely leave this week pretty satisfied, these are good times for the country's government. News that wholesale inflation had finally dipped below two digits, while exports have continued to rise, has also put market watchers and movers in a strongly positive mood.