Turkish carriers suspend Russian flights amid visa row

-Two Turkish companies suspend their flights to Russia amid new Jan. 1 visa requirementsISTANBUL – Two privately run Turkish airlines have suspended flights...

Istanbul Gold Exchange down

Istanbul Gold Exchange index loses 1.40 percent in value Friday Nov. 27, 2015 ISTANBUL - The Istanbul Gold Exchange index loses in value Friday Nov. 27, 2015, with gold trading at 100,270 Turkish liras per...

Turkey holds out as emerging markets face headwinds

While some emerging markets suffer declines and fall into recession, Turkey's economy will continue growing, experts sayANKARA - While some emerging markets are...

Saudi Arabia rules out cutting oil production

'There is no need to waste our time with cutting production. That will not happen,' petroleum minister saysHOUSTON - Saudi Arabia's Minister of...

FAO: Social protection program can help refugees

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva says programs providing aid to rural poor are effective, and should be expandedANKARA - The plight of...

Zambia: Farmers struggle with rising costs

Rising costs, lower commodities prices, and uneven development are all reducing output sharply, experts sayby Francis MaingailaLUSAKA, Zambia - Farmers in Zambia are...

Global markets eye U.S. employment data

Federal Reserve is closely observing employment data as it considers its next interest rate decisionANKARA - Global markets on Wednesday were focused on...
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Zimbabwe churches urge solution to economic challenges

They condemned recent anti-immigrant attacks in South AfricaBy John Cassim HARARE – Zimbabwe's church leaders on Wednesday condemned recent anti-immigrant attacks in South Africa...

Uganda: 1,500 people displaced by heavy rains

Government lacks funds to aid victims; buildings collapse and homes are floodedBy Halima AthumaniKAMPALA, Uganda - More than 1,500 people have been displaced...

Turkish business to profit from lift of Iran sanctions

Analysts say that Turkish trade with Iran could balloon dramatically once sanctions are liftedANKARA – There are great opportunities for Turkish business in...

Political uncertainty risky for Turkish banks: Fitch

Turkish banks have capital and liquidity buffers to absorb mild shocks, Fitch saysANKARA - An extended period of political uncertainty after the elections could...

Robust global inventories drive world food prices down : FAO

Ample supplies, lower energy prices and a strong dollar were all factors in lower food prices, FAO says ANKARA - Global food prices fell in...

Greek government races for compromise with creditors

Government plans to push through measures on bad mortgages, pensions, and tax to enable release of bailout fundsby Vasiliki MitsiniotouATHENS - The Greek...

Egypt tests ‘New Suez Canal’ amid heavy security

Six vessels pass through new waterway – three from north, three from south – as army helicopters hover overheadISMAILIA, Egypt – Egypt on Saturday...

UPDATE – Turkey: Qatar National Bank acquires Finansbank

Gulf region's largest bank will buy stake owned by the National Bank of GreeceADDS COMMENTANKARA - Qatar National Bank (QNB) agreed on Tuesday to...

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