İstikbal opens store in Syria

| 3/12/2008 12:00:00 AM |

İstikbal, a leading Turkish furniture company, opened its third Middle Eastern store in Syria after ones in Iran and Iraq.

İstikbal opens store in Syria :

İstikbal, a leading Turkish furniture company, opened its third Middle Eastern store in Syria after ones in Iran and Iraq. The number of the company's overseas stores rose to 191 with the store, which is located at Harasta over the Damascus-Aleppo way. İstikbal aims to expand further in Syria soon, said Şükrü Boydak, vice chairman of Boydak Holding, to which İstikbal is affiliated.

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet

DEİK eyes Kosovo market

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ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency

Northern Iraq may have stock exchange

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ISTANBUL - Hürriyet

Turkey may extend tax cut on grain imports

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ISTANBUL - Bloomberg

Şişecam drops plans to sell shares

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ISTANBUL - Bloomberg

Stock market gains 4.3 pct

The Istanbul Stock Exchange (IMKB) seemed to put a stop to its losing streak yesterday, as the benchmark IMKB-100 index gained 1,783 points, closing at 43,318. Monday's close was 41,534. The day's most gaining stock was Kütahya Porselen, up 18.47 percent, followed by Yapı Kredi Finansal Kiralama, up 17.01 percent. The most depreciating stock was Gübre Fabrikaları, down 7.27 percent.


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