Latest articles from Turkey


Renaissance Capital investment bank head seeks emerging market niche

August 1, 2012

After leading Morgan Stanley’s equities business outside the Americas, John Hyman is working to position Renaissance Capital as a focused player in a number of very different markets across emerging Europe and Africa.

Turkey spreads its wings

Buoyant Turkish banks eye regional expansion

May 1, 2012

Turkish banks are following the lead of the country’s vibrant export sector and expanding into new regional markets, but their strategies vary widely.

room to roam

Turkey offers domestic banks room to grow

May 1, 2012

A tech-savvy, young population and a fast-growing economy are resulting in rapid branch expansion by Turkey’s domestic branches.

competing for dominance

Emerging markets face currency conundrum

April 2, 2012

A combination of policy intervention in emerging markets and high residual risks in developed markets means volatility in emerging market currencies looks set to continue.

Hakan Binbaşgil

Akbank's master of reinvention

March 1, 2012

The new CEO of Akbank, Hakan Binbaşgil, explains to Brian Caplen how the past decade has seen the bank transformed by its embracing of new technology, pioneering new channels, targeting Turkey's youthful population, and keeping the customer central to everything it does.

Global banks go back to basics

March 1, 2012

Investors appear to have lost confidence in diversified cross-border banking models, forcing banks to decide what they do best.

Erdem Basci

Short-term thinking will not bring financial and price stability

January 3, 2012

Central bankers in emerging markets are discovering that they cannot achieve the twin goals of price and financial stability with the single tool of short-term interest rates.

Are emerging market banks more transparent?

December 21, 2011

Banks in emerging markets appear to run greater risks to achieve greater returns. But they may just be more conservative in assessing their risks.

Isbank’s new CEO Adnan Bali

Isbank chief builds solid foundations for tougher times

November 1, 2011

Turkey’s largest bank, Isbank, enjoyed return on equity of almost 20% in 2010, but new chief executive Adnan Bali is preparing for any fallout from the eurozone crisis and tightening margins in the competitive domestic market.

Turkey fixes a regulator that isn’t broken

November 1, 2011

Turkish financial regulators are widely credited with steering the sector successfully through the global financial crisis. So why is the government abolishing their independence?

Join our community

Global Risk Regulator

The Banker on Twitter

By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policy unless you have disabled them. You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.