ISTANBUL Nov 25 Here are news, reports and
events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday.
The lira was at 3.4611 against the dollar at
0504 GMT, easing from 3.4461 at Thursday's close.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond was
at 11.30 percent in spot trade on Thursday and 11.21 percent in
The main share index fell 1.1 percent to 74,193
points on Thursday.
Asian stocks advanced on Friday as the Thanksgiving break in
the United States helped slow a relentless surge in the dollar
that has sucked capital out of most emerging markets.
YILDIRIM ON FOREX
There is no problem over the need for foreign currency in
Turkey and the economy is able to ride out current turbulence,
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Thursday, in an apparent
turnaround from earlier comments.
EU PARLIAMENTARY VOTE
European Union lawmakers called on Thursday for a temporary
halt to EU membership talks with Turkey because of Ankara's
"disproportionate" reaction to July's failed coup, although EU
governments are unlikely to take heed.
IDB AND BORSA ISTANBUL
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will seek a
strategic stake in Turkey's main stock exchange and collaborate
on developing a gold trading platform for use by majority-Muslim
countries, part of a broad agreement signed on Thursday.
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(Reporting by David Dolan)