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Turkish nanotech firm Nanomanyetik develops a microscope that can see atoms and individual DNA fibers
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
The weakness of the Turkish Lira against the U.S. dollar has placed an extra 11 billion lira ($3.82 billion) burden on Turkey’s natural gas bill since the beginning of the year, Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said on Aug. 19
ISTANBUL - Reuters
The Central Bank held interest rates steady on Aug. 18 after a drop in food and energy prices eased inflationary pressures, maintaining a cautious stance with one eye on political tensions that have driven the Turkish Lira to record lows
Turkey’s Lira plumbed a new record low against the U.S. dollar on Aug. 19 after the Central Bank failed to assuage investor concerns about its ability to defy political pressure and lift rates.
The results of a new survey by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) have shown the majority of household spending in Turkey in 2014 went to housing and house rentals, food and transportation.
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
The precipitous fall in the value of the Turkish Lira does not portend a crisis in Turkey, a key advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Aug. 19.
ATHENS - Agence France-Presse
The Greek government on Aug. 18 approved a 1.23 billion euro ($1.36 billion) deal for Germany's Fraport-Slentel consortium to run 14 regional airports, publishing the decision in its official gazette
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Transport Minister Feridun Bilgin has said preparation works are ongoing for a new metro line between the Kaynarca district on Istanbul’s Asian side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
After saying additional import taxes on electronic goods, mainly mobile phones, would be imposed, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci backtracked on Aug. 17
ATHENS - Doğan News Agency
International ratings company Fitch has upgraded Greece’s credit rate by one notch, right after the declaration of first privatization project turning over 14 major airports to a German company, following a new credit agreement having been reached with the tripartite committee of Troika consisting of European Union
Month-on-month unemployment in Turkey fell slightly in the May period - made up of April, May and June - but the non-seasonal jobless rate increased slightly, according to data released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) on Aug. 17
TOKYO - Reuters
Japan and Iran will start negotiations on an investment accord once sanctions are lifted following last month’s landmark international deal on Tehran’s nuclear program, the Nikkei reported on Aug. 19, citing Japanese government sources.
Japan’s economy shrank at an annualized pace of 1.6 percent in April-June as exports slumped and consumers cut back spending, adding pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to step up his policy drive to lift the economy out of decades of deflation