February 20, 2017 / 6:00 AM / 7 months ago

Turkey - Factors to Watch on Feb 20

ISTANBUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Monday.

The lira stood at 3.6220 against the dollar at 0535 GMT, little changed from Friday’s close of 3.6275.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond was at 10.92 percent in spot trade on Friday and was at 10.94 in Monday-dated trade.

The main share index rose 0.73 percent to 88,830.41 points on Friday.

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian share markets were mixed on Monday as political uncertainty globally kept the mood cautious, while the U.S. dollar dithered in a tight range ahead of a busy week for Federal Reserve events.

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

Turkey’s consumer confidence for February is due to be released at 0700 GMT.

GOV‘T DEBT STOCK

Central government’s debt stock for January is due to be released at 1430 GMT.

ERDOGAN

President Tayyip Erdogan is due to chair a meeting of the council of ministers. He is also due to meet with U.S. Senator John McCain.

YILDIRIM

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will also meet, separately from Erdogan, with visiting U.S. Senator John McCain.

FOREIGN MINISTER

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will make an official visit to northern Cyprus.

ATTEMPTED COUP TRIAL

Trial begins for 47 suspects, mainly soldiers, accused of attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the attempted coup in July. The soldiers, including commandoes and officers, are charged with half a doze crimes including attempting to assassinate the president and attempting to overthrow the government.

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Istanbul National-100 stock index, interbank lira trading, lira bond trading (Reporting by David Dolan)

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