Turkey: Turkey – Factors to Watch on June 23

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ISTANBUL, June 23 (Reuters) – Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday.

The lira stood at 3.5095 against the U.S. dollar at 0500 GMT, easing from 3.5070 at Thursday’s close.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond was at 10.41 percent in spot trade on Thursday and was at the same level in Friday-dated trade.

The main BIST 100 share index rose 0.69 percent to 100,072.15 points on Thursday.

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian shares flatlined on Friday but remained on track for a weekly gain, while crude oil prices pulled away from this week’s 10-month lows. MSCI‘s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was nearly unchanged on the day, and was up 0.4 percent for the week. Japan’s Nikkei stock index added 0.1 percent, on track to log a rise of 1 percent for a week in which it touched its highest levels since August 2015.

QATAR

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including the closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar and a halt to military cooperation with Turkey in Qatar, an official of one of the four countries said. The list compiled by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain also demands closing Al Jazeera television, reducing ties to Iran and the handing over of all designated terrorists on its territory, the official told Reuters.

SYRIA

Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan‘s spokesman as saying on Thursday.

YILDIRIM

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will meet the northern Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci (0700 GMT). In the evening, he will host a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner in the western city of Izmir for the families of those killed in conflict (1747 GMT).

CAPACITY UTILISATION

The central bank will release June data on the capacity utilisation rate for manufacturing industry (1130 GMT).

MANUFACTURING CONFIDENCE

The central bank will release manufacturing confidence data for June (1130 GMT).

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



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