* Central bank expected to keep rates on hold on Thursday
(Updates lira value, adds banking index move)
ISTANBUL, April 4 Several units of Turkey's
Treasury and Finance Ministry are expected to be moved to
Istanbul from Ankara, three sources told Reuters, to support
steps to make the city a financial hub.
ISTANBUL, April 3 Turkey's annual consumer price
inflation rose to 19.71 percent in March, official data showed
on Wednesday, slightly exceeding poll forecasts as food prices
jumped despite unorthodox government efforts to bring them down.
* Shares rise 1 percent
(Updates lira, adds London swap rates, dollar bonds)
ISTANBUL Global credit insurers have cut exposure to some Turkish builders, retailers and other industries, four people familiar with the matter said, in what could be an early warning sign of a spike in bad debts.
ISTANBUL Turkey's central bank is likely to keep its main interest rate on hold at 24 percent this week, a Reuters poll showed on Monday, following a bigger-than-expected decline in November inflation.
ISTANBUL Confidence in Turkey's economy fell by the most in a decade in September with a 15.4 percent tumble, official data showed on Thursday, reinforcing concerns about a sharp slowdown as the once star emerging market combats a currency crisis.
* Akbank secures syndicated loan, pricing jumps
(Adds economist comment, Akbank, lira, background)
ISTANBUL Turkey's lira fell as much as 2 percent on Tuesday, erasing all its gains since the central bank's rate hike last week, as investors took a cautious tack before the government announces its three-year plan this week.
* Lira has now surrendered gains from rate hike
(Updates prices, adds analyst quote)