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Economic Update | Turkey seeks to revise EU trade deal

29 Apr 2014
As it looks to have its 18-year-old Customs union with Europe rewritten in mid-2014, Turkey says it is at a disadvantage under some terms of the agreement, in particular through trade pacts between...

Economic Update | Turkey’s FDI improves in second half of 2013

28 Mar 2014
The flow of foreign direct investment into Turkey picked up in the second half of 2013, and while the full-year figures were down, it appears external factors, rather than any cooling of the local...

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...

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...