ISTANBUL Feb 10 Here are news, reports and
events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday.
The lira stood at 3.6865 against the dollar at
0509 GMT, almost unchanged from 3.6826 at Thursday's close.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond was
at 10.91 percent in spot trade on Thursday and edged down to
10.90 percent in Friday-dated trade.
The main share index rose 0.66 percent to 88,830.21
points on Thursday.
Asian shares rallied to an 18-month peak on Friday, as
investors cheered upbeat Chinese trade data and strong gains on
Wall Street after U.S. President Donald Trump promised to unveil
a major tax announcement to lower the burden on businesses.
China's January exports rose 7.9 percent from a year earlier,
while imports jumped 16.7 percent, beating expectations,
preliminary data showed, getting the economy off to a strong
start in 2017.
Russian air strikes on Thursday accidentally killed three
Turkish soldiers during an operation against Islamic State in
Syria, the Turkish military said, highlighting the risk of
unintended clashes between the numerous outside powers in a
President Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim
will attend an opening ceremony for a natural gas storage
facility in the central Turkish province of Aksaray (1130 GMT).
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Yildirim it was a "new
day" in Turkish-U.S. relations in a phone call on Thursday to
discuss cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Yildirim's
office said in a statement.
Fund managers who attended a Turkish central bank
presentation in London came away not entirely convinced. But
they had some sympathy for Governor Murat Cetinkaya, who must
balance controlling inflation - currently over 9 percent - with
President Erdogan's constant demands for lower interest rates.
VESTEL WHITE GOODS
The consumer goods manufacturer said 2016 net profit rose to
325.0 million lira ($88.23 million) from 163.9 million a year
The commercial and military vehicle manufacturer said2016
net profit fell to 69.7 million lira ($18.93 million) from 79.5
million lira a year earlier.
Metro Holding said it will restart an IPO process for its
unit Metro Turizm Seyahat Organizasyon ve Ticaret AS which was
initiated in Jan. 2014 but postponed due to market conditions.
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(Writing by Daren Butler)