Turkey: Turkey – Factors to Watch on July 12


ISTANBUL, July 12 (Reuters) – Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Wednesday.

The lira stood at 3.6075 against the U.S. dollar at 0452 GMT, firming from 3.6135 at Tuesday’s close.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond was at 10.83 percent in spot trade on Tuesday and fell to 10.82 percent in Tuesday-dated trade.

The main BIST 100 share index rose 2.06 percent to 103,182.64 points on Tuesday.


Asian shares gained on Wednesday after Wall Street managed to weather a fresh twist in the controversy over U.S. President Donald Trump‘s alleged connection with Russia, while investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen‘s comments. MSCI‘s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.4 percent.


President Tayyip Erdogan will attend a meeting with foreign capital investors (0900 GMT). He will also attend other events marking the July 15 anniversary of the attempted military coup (1130 GMT) at his ruling AK Party‘s headquarters.


Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to attend a July 15 anniversary symposium (0730 GMT).


Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci will meet the Qatari economy and trade minister at his office in Ankara (0700 GMT).

Qatar said on Tuesday more Turkish troops had arrived at a military base in Doha after Ankara fast-tracked legislation last month for more soldiers to be deployed there.


Oil sector officials and executives will speak at the third full day of the World Petroleum Congress.

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Istanbul National-100 stock index, interbank lira trading, lira bond trading (Reporting by Daren Butler)

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