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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
I am not sure if Mark Twain really made this remark, which is attributed to him anyway. But what I do know is that Turkey’s top economic policymakers are talking and acting like denial is just a river in Egypt
I am grateful to the Central Bank for banning me from their regular meetings with economists.
I did my first election forecasting for Turkey during the 2007 general election, when I was working as a market economist at Citi’s Turkey headquarters
There were many things to emphasize about Turkey’s March Balance of Payments (BoP) statistics, which were released by the Central Bank and the Turkish Statistical Institute on May 12.
The decision of credit rating agency (CRA) Standard and Poor’s to downgrade its local currency ratings on Turkey on the evening of May 8 made me wish Admiral Zafer “Patek Philippe” Çağlayan was still the Economy Minister.
I was initially rather worried when I got invited to moderate a panel on Turkish monetary policy with two central bankers at Uludağ University’s “Young Economic Forum” (don’t ask me why it is called “young”, and not “youth”) on April 28.
Bahçeşehir University’s think-tank Betam, conveniently located in the heart of my beloved Black Eagles’ home, right next to the Beşiktaş ferries, released a very timely research note right before the Children’s Day on April 23
On paper, Turkey has really good laws protecting workers jobs. According to the World Bank’s Doing Business survey, the country has tight and inflexible labor market regulation – one of the most stringent in the world
I was in Washington D.C. from April 13 to 19 for the 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.
You may have thought about reparation payments after seeing my title. Those made by Germany have reached $100 billion. But that’s not what I have in mind.
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