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EMRE DELİVELİ

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Turkey’s Central Bank prepping to cut rates

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

As widely expected, the Central Bank kept its policy rates constant at its Oct. 23 rates meeting.

Comment(s) 10/24/2014

Sizzling or cold Turkey?

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

A well-known Turkish expression would roughly translate as “there is good in every malice.” If nothing else, last week’s rout in global markets seems to have improved investors’ perception of Turkey.

Comment(s) 10/20/2014

The army of the unemployed threatens Erdoğan

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

The slowdown in economic activity is taking its toll on employment. According to figures released on Oct. 15, the seasonally adjusted non-farm unemployment rate surged to 12.5 percent in July.

Comment(s) 10/17/2014

This world should sink: D&G in DC

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Nope, Dolce & Gabbana did not have a fashion show in Washington, D.C. I wish they had, though: Fashion models could have mitigated the doom and gloom I felt after attending conferences all day

Comment(s) 10/13/2014

The IMF shatters the goverment’s dreams

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

I flew to Washington, D.C., on Monday to participate in the 2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group

Comment(s) 10/10/2014

How Turkey will not escape the middle-income trap

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

In the concluding statement of its 2014 Article IV Mission to Turkey, which was released on Oct. 3, the IMF noted that without structural reforms, Turkey was likely to be left in a middle-income trap as a result of slowing growth.

Comment(s) 10/6/2014

Sex, drugs and GDP

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

I am in London again, to watch my beloved Beşiktaş against the Spurs this time (that’s Tottenham, not San Antonio, Yanks).

Comment(s) 10/3/2014

Fragile five or fab four

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

A high-up investment banker acquaintance was one of those who coined the term the fragile five in August 2013 to refer to five countries whose currencies had depreciated significantly during the summer

Comment(s) 9/29/2014

Turkish monetary policy has turned into Seinfeld

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Yesterday’s rate-setting meeting of the Turkish Central Bank was 'about nothing,' just like the 90s hit comedy show Seinfeld. To such an extent that I was able to write this column even before the meeting

Comment(s) 9/26/2014

You don’t mess with Erdoğan

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

If this past week taught us anything, it is that you don’t mess with Erdoğan – if you didn’t know that already. Because if you do, He will mess with you back – big time.

Comment(s) 9/22/2014

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