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Investors take kindly to Isbank's direct approach to $750 bond

May 2, 2016

When Turkey’s largest private bank, Isbank, issued its first bond in 18 months it opted to go against convention and not embark upon a roadshow. Joanne Hart finds out why.

Turkey's FX risk and how to manage it

April 24, 2016

Turkey's banks face an increased credit risk due to the foreign exchange positions of their debtors. Gürcan Avci and Arif Esen look at ways the banks can manage this risk at times of volatility.

Can snap elections bring much-needed stability to Turkey?

October 1, 2015

Turkey’s once mighty economic growth is slowing, as the country feels the impact of a hung parliament, geopolitical tensions in the region and the low oil price, leaving many hoping that snap elections called for November will bring with them some much needed stability.

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Borsa Istanbul CEO looks to lead Turkey to a brighter future

September 1, 2015

Borsa Istanbul's recent mergers with a series of other exchanges in Turkey have expanded its remit and influence significantly. Its CEO, Tuncay Dinc, tells Stefanie Linhardt how he hopes the bourse will lead both Istanbul's ambitions to become a major financial centre and Turkey's efforts to become a top 10 global economy.

Turkeys banks find their SME appetite

Turkey's banks find their SME appetite

September 1, 2015

Turkey's plethora of micro-businesses and SMEs offer huge opportunities for the country's banks, a fact that the lenders have only recently woken up to. Stefanie Linhardt looks at which institutions are best making up for this lost time.

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Turkey's corporates embark on search for capital

September 1, 2015

The fight to fund Turkey's large corporates is hotting up, as these businesses increasingly turn to capital markets, foreign banks or alternative lenders to fulfil their financial needs.

The top five banks in Turkey

June 16, 2015
Top 5 ungrouped turkish banks

With political uncertainty hanging over Turkey following its June general election, The Banker ranks the top five local banks by Tier 1 capital. 

Turkey keeps calm amid surrounding chaos

Turkey keeps calm amid surrounding chaos

April 30, 2015

While conflict and economic instability rage all around Turkey, the country is providing an oasis of calm, with an economy set to grow by 3% to 4% in 2015, and a young, educated population proving a draw for investors.

Turkeys banks defy difficult conditions and continue growing

Turkey's banks defy difficult conditions and continue growing

April 30, 2015

The Turkish banking sector is in good health, although the country's lower economic growth, political developments at home and abroad, and the continued impact of financial regulation on retail banking are acting as a brake on growth and profits.

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How Turkish banks have grown from the inside out

March 4, 2015

Much of the success of the Turkish banking sector is down to the internal practices of individual lenders, says Akbank chairperson Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, which means that the sector can expect to remain resilient, even when wider economic conditions are not in its favour. 

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