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  • uploads///Middle East Equities Decline Amid Qatar Crisis
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Qatar Crisis Has Impacted Equities in 2017

    Decades of cold war among GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) members in the Middle East resulted in the Qatar crisis in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Turkeys Real GDP Growth Rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did IMF Slash Turkey’s Growth Outlook amid Political Tensions?

    Political uncertainty, a fall in tourism, weak corporate profitability, and credit growth are expected to impact Turkey’s (TUR) growth in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///FDI in Turkey drop to lowest level in last few years
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Turkish Foreign Investment Fell as Political Tensions Escalated

    Turkey attracted $12.3 billion in foreign direct investment in 2016, higher than expected considering the latest developments in Turkey and the neighboring region.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Declining Current Account Deficit of Turkey
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Turkey’s Surging Current Account Deficit and Its Impact in 2017

    According to the Turkish government’s latest Medium-Term Economic Plan (or MEP), its forecast for a current account deficit for 2017 is $32 billion, or 4.2% of GDP.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Turkish Lira and Russian Ruble in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Syria Conundrum: Is Turkey with the US or Russia?

    Global markets fell as the United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian government airbase on the expectation of a chemical attack against Syrian civilians early in April 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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