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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
I always dismissed arguments that the eurozone’s time as an economic power was up, pointing out the strengths of the common currency area. But I finally realized that I have been wrong all along.
Eight of the 23 analysts surveyed by business channel CNBC-e expect the Central Bank of Turkey (CBT) to cut its policy rate of 8.25 percent at the monetary policy committee’s rate-setting meeting on Jan. 20.
I will probably end up puking if I read one more overly-optimistic report about the positive impact of lower oil prices on the Turkish economy, and especially Turkey’s current account deficit – its Achilles’ heel.
It is no secret that the top priority of the new Greek government will be to negotiate a reduction in the country’s debt – as well as to broker softer terms on the austerity conditions forced by its creditors.
The Charlie Hebdo attack has led many to claim that - or at least question why - Islam is associated with terrorism. I would reverse the order of causality the question implies.
I was extremely pissed off when I learned the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) had yet again changed the rules on foreign player quotas for football clubs, allowing them to field the entire starting lineup with non-Turkish players.
A friend told me on Friday that most of the 2015 Turkish economy predictions he had seen on TV were rosy, prompting me to go through all the analyst reports I could get my hands on over the weekend
I use the first two columns of the year to summarize the past year’s economic agenda and share my predictions for the new year. The first one is much easier, as I have more than 100 of my columns to guide me.
One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is losing weight. While some would like to shed off the few extra pounds gained during the holiday season, obesity is an increasing issue throughout the world.
I love Christmas. I really do. I recently realized that I have not celebrated Christmas since moving back to Turkey from the United States in 2005, and I decided, on a whim, to spend Christmas in London, where I am writing this column on Christmas Day.
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