ISTANBUL Nov 23 Here are news, reports and
events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Wednesday.
The lira was at 3.3860 against the dollar at
0454 GMT, easing from 3.3805 at Tuesday's close.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond was
at 11.07 percent in spot trade on Tuesday and was as at the same
level in Wednesday-dated trade.
The main share index rose 0.36 percent to 75,811.99
points on Tuesday.
Asian stocks bounced to one-week highs on Wednesday as
investors tried to share in the exuberance of Wall Street's
record run, while high U.S. bond yields kept the dollar well
underpinned. Australia's main index led the action with
a rise of 0.9 percent to a one-month top, helped by strength in
bulk commodity prices. China's blue-chip CSI300 index
advanced 0.6 percent to a near 11-month peak.
President Tayyip Erdogan will speak at the opening of a
meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC)
economic and commercial cooperation committee in Istanbul (0630
GMT). He will also meet the prime minister of the Iraqi
Kurdistan regional government, Nechirvan Barzani (1030 GMT) and
attend a ceremony to mark a cooperation agreement between Borsa
Istanbul and the Islamic Development Bank (1230 GMT).
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will meet Iraqi Kurdistan's
Barzani (0630 GMT) and then chair a meeting of the ruling AK
Party's central decision executive committee (0800 GMT).
Leading members of the European Union's parliament on
Tuesday called for a halt to membership talks with Turkey
because of its post-coup purges, but the bloc's top diplomat
warned against it.
Talks in Switzerland on reuniting the divided island of
Cyprus have failed to strike a deal, the United Nations said on
The Turkish foreign ministry spokesman said the talks failed
to achieve a result despite "all the well intentioned efforts"
of the Turkish Cypriot side and that a valuable opportunity had
He said it would be beneficial to continue talks and said a
date should be set without delay for a five-way conference
attended by the guarantor states.
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(Writing by Daren Butler)