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    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: Expanding in retail

28 Jun 2012

As Turkey wraps up the 2012 Istanbul Shopping Fest, all eyes are on the country’s retail sector, which has earned the distinction of being the nation’s largest employer. While the festival was, at least in part, designed to draw in foreign visitors, the domestic market has seen plenty of growth as well, especially in rapidly developing segments like e-commerce.

Economic Update | Turkey: Looking east in tourism

4 Jun 2012

Long-regarded as an affordable getaway for European tourists seeking the sun in the coastal resorts of Antalya, Bodrum or Marmaris, Turkey is starting to draw rising numbers of visitors from the Middle East region.

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.