• 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: A cautious approach

9 May 2012

Narrowing the current account gap and correcting the underdevelopment of the Anatolian provinces are just two of the goals of the Turkish government’s latest investment incentive scheme, announced in early April. The plan, which specifically aims at replacing intermediate goods imports with locally manufactured products, has won accolades from the private sector and business organisations.

Economic Update | Turkey: Maturing market poised for mergers

26 Apr 2012

The insurance market in Turkey is bracing itself for consolidation following a decade of growth that has brought key international players to the country eager to play a part in the sector’s development. Buoyed by the introduction of the Turkish Insurance Law almost five years ago, the industry has expanded steadily.

Economic Update | Turkey: From strength to strength

12 Apr 2012

Increased foreign mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity and regulatory changes that encourage consolidation are expected to dramatically alter the commercial playing field in Turkey over the next several years.

Economic Update | Turkey: Taking off in aviation

5 Apr 2012

The Turkish aviation sector is experiencing accelerating growth with foreign firms taking note of fresh opportunities. The new alliance in early March between Aéroports de Paris (AdP) and TAV, the Turkish airports operator, is a sign that the rapid growth in passenger numbers and air traffic at the country’s main airports has not only drawn interest from international investors but is also spurring TAV to expand to other regions.

Economic Update | Turkey: Trading up

26 Mar 2012

The recent announcement of plans for the establishment of new free trade agreements (FTAs) with Malaysia and South Korea in the first half of 2012 will likely lead to a significant increase in trade between Turkey and East Asia.

Economic Update | Turkey: Retail rules in real estate

14 Mar 2012

The minarets of Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia, an iconic part of the city’s skyline, will soon be joined by a tower to become one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The Scottish-designed tower, part of “Metropol Istanbul”, will be located in the new financial district in Ataşehir, which is now beginning to take shape.