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Regulators burst Turkeys consumer credit boom

Regulators burst Turkey's consumer credit boom

October 1, 2014

The Turkish banking sector is riding a wave of expansion thanks to the country's growing population, but regulation curbing consumer lending is hitting revenues hard, leaving banks looking for new avenues of growth.

Mehmet Şimşek

Turkey's finance minister pushes on with reform agenda

October 1, 2014

Turkey’s finance minister talks about the challenges facing the country's newly formed government after its first presidential elections, and the challenges posed by Turkey’s high current account deficit and inflation.

Turkey scales up its capital market ambition

October 1, 2014

Thanks to forward-thinking regulation, the Turkish capital market is one of the most innovative in the world but, in terms of volume, it is still relatively undeveloped. Can a government initiative to make Istanbul a leading international finance centre marry this world-class innovation with volumes that will see it compete with the likes of London and Dubai?

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

August 1, 2014

National Bank of Greece has completed a share offering and a highly successful bond placement in the space of two key months for the bank's turnaround.

Sorry times for emerging market currencies

May 1, 2014

Emerging market currencies benefited handsomely from the US central bank’s huge quantitative easing programme. With that now being unwound and with China slowing, emerging currencies are now in retreat. Those from economies with weak fundamentals are especially vulnerable. 

Turkey faces challenges

Turkey's economy faces challenges

May 1, 2014

Turkey’s economy is enduring a perfect storm, as political instability, scandals over corruption and the end of quantitative easing in the US combine to create volatility in the market.

Testing times for Turkish banks

Testing times for Turkish banks

May 1, 2014

The macroeconomic climate is taking its toll on Turkey's banks, with many predicting a difficult year for the industry. Growth avenues still remain, however, in the commercial loans and small and medium-sized enterprise sectors, not to mention the huge potential of tapping the country's large unbanked population.

BNP helps breathe life back into Turkey

BNP Paribas makes a bold response to Turkish volatility

April 1, 2014

When fears over a Chinese slowdown and the US interest rate cycle coupled with domestic political uncertainty to hit the Turkish lira, BNP Paribas proposed a long-term bond to re-establish the sovereign's credentials.

MINT banks face fresh challenges

MINT banks face fresh challenges

March 3, 2014

If the early 2000s were all about the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, now attention is shifting to the up-and-coming countries of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – the MINTs. And with rapid economic growth predicted, retail banks in these countries will be under enormous pressure to keep up.

Will a slower Turkey be a steadier Turkey

Will a slower Turkey be a steadier Turkey?

January 2, 2014

Turkey's impressive growth across numerous measures in recent years showed signs of slowing in 2013, and its image was further dented by civil unrest in June and July. However, will a more considered growth strategy be good news for the country's banking sector and investors?

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