ISTANBUL, March 2 Here are news, reports and
events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Thursday.
The lira stood at 3.6550 against the dollar at
0511 GMT, unchanged from the close on Wednesday.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond was
at 10.91 percent in spot trade on Wednesday and rose to 10.94
percent in Thursday-dated trade.
The main BIST 100 share index rose 2.11 percent to
89,320.25 points on Wednesday.
Asian shares rose on Thursday as investors were encouraged
by President Donald Trump's less combative tone in his first
speech to Congress, which sent Wall Street stocks sharply
higher, while growing bets on a U.S. rate hike this month buoyed
the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside
Japan rose 0.7 percent, led by rebounds in
Australian and Hong Kong shares,.
The top U.S. commander in Iraq on Wednesday delivered a
robust defense of Kurdish fighters that have been America's
strongest allies on the ground in Syria, despite concerns from
Turkey that they pose a threat. He even signaled some role for
Kurdish forces in an upcoming offensive for the city of Raqqa.
He also said talks were underway with Turkey on the role it
might play in liberating the militant group's de facto capital.
Turkey's army and allied Syrian rebels attacked villages
held by U.S.-allied militias near the city of Manbij in northern
Syria on Wednesday, a spokesman for the militias said, an
escalation of Turkey's military campaign there.
President Tayyip Erdogan will attend an international
ombudsman meeting, along with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, at
the presidential palace (1130 GMT). Erdogan and Yildirim will
hold their regular weekly meeting (1315 GMT). Erdogan will then
meet the head of the MIT intelligence agency Hakan Fidan (1430
Prime Minister Yildirim will attend a congress on
international democracy entitled 'the July 15 coup attempt -
global chess' (0800 GMT).
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will make a presentation
to parliament's foreign affairs commission regarding the latest
developments in Turkish foreign policy (0800 GMT).
The soft drinks company reported a 2016 loss of 28.4 million
lira ($7.76 million) versus a profit of 117.2 million lira a
The carmaker proposed to pay FY 2016 dividend of gross 0.70
net 0.595 lira ($0.1629) per share.
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(Reporting by Daren Butler)