Latest articles from Turkey

Investment windows

September 4, 2006

Turkey’s young population is driving the skyrocketing demand for housing. Metin Demirsar reports on the projects that offer opportunities for investors.

Still shining

September 4, 2006

An economic slowdown has dampened Turkey’s housing boom. But construction in the commercial sector remains brisk and there is still wide scope for the development of real estate finance. Metin Demirsar reports.

EU must help Turkey ward off instability

August 7, 2006

With its neighbours in various states of strife, safeguarding Turkey’s obvious progress should be an EU priority.

Major league FDI recipient

May 2, 2006

Privatisation is sucking in unprecedented levels of foreign direct investment to Turkey. Metin Demirsar reports.

Homing in on the consumer

May 2, 2006

With interest rates falling, Turkey’s banks have moved away from financing of government debt to providing loans and mortgages. Metin Demirsar reports.
Turkey’s banking system is growing rapidly due to cross-border transactions and a buoyant economy. Banks are shifting funds from government securities to loans, as interest rates fall, and competition is intensifying in consumer banking and housing finance.

Old foes eschew nationalism in south-east Europe banking deal

May 2, 2006

National Bank of Greece’s purchase of Turkey’s Finansbank, and other cross-border deals, counter continent’s protectionism adherents.

Hearty appetite for Turkey’s unwrapped paper

February 6, 2006

Turkish banks are on the lookout for more funding to meet demand from the growing credit card, mortgage and commercial loan sectors. Michael Marray reports on the growth in both wrapped and unwrapped paper.


January 2, 2006

Koç Financial Services
Kemal Kaya, CEO

Criticism of foreign ownership grows

October 3, 2005

Economic stability has brought foreign banks streaming into Turkey to buy or partner its own banks, causing some locals to question the trend. Michael Kuser reports from Istanbul.

EU negotiations could be tough

October 3, 2005

Turkey is bracing itself for gruelling EU membership talks.Metin Demirsar reports on the state of its economy and the steps that the government must take to meet the union’s requirements.

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