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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?

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer

Turkey advances with optimism

January 2, 2014

Turkey’s transformation has been dramatic in the past few years, not least in its banking sector, which has seen impressive growth and responded well in times of crisis. But with a large unbanked population, extraordinary opportunities in the country still abound.  

Turkey stays ahead of the mobile game

Turkey stays ahead of the mobile game

October 1, 2013

Turkey's banks are acquiring a global reputation for innovative products, particularly those that connect them with the country's youthful population through social media. As Duygu Tavan discovers, this is increasingly being done through smartphones.

Historic landmark: it was not until 2005 that Islamic banks were incorporated into Turkey’s banking law

Is Turkey set to embrace Islamic finance?

October 1, 2013

Sharia-compliant banks have occupied only a small proportion of Turkey’s banking market to date, but with rising global demand and the government’s focus on Islamic finance, that looks set to change.

Turkish banks face a genuine stress test

Turkish banks face a genuine stress test

October 1, 2013

Having enjoyed a highly profitable first half of the year, Turkish banks are now having to change strategy due to US monetary policy and turbulence closer to home.

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