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Turkey's Erdogan says to challenge 'games' on the economy

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ANKARA A day after two major ratings agencies downgraded Turkey closer to junk status amid a currency crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would challenge those playing "games" on the economy.

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Turkey's Erdogan says to challenge 'games' on the economy 18 Aug 2018

ANKARA A day after two major ratings agencies downgraded Turkey closer to junk status amid a currency crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would challenge those playing "games" on the economy.

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U.S. missionary thrust to the centre of Turkey-U.S. crisis 18 Aug 2018

IZMIR, Turkey When Andrew Brunson saw a police summons on his door in late summer 2016, the U.S. evangelical pastor thought it was a routine appointment to sort out his residency papers in Turkey, his home for nearly a quarter of a century.

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Worst week in five months for FTSE as EM goes south 17 Aug 2018

LONDON Britain's top share index failed to rebound convincingly on Friday at the end of a turbulent week for markets during which an economic crisis in Turkey spread anxiety across global financials and mining stocks.

UPDATE 9-Turkey's lira falls 3 pct, Trump won't take pastor's detention 'sitting down' 17 Aug 2018

* S&P, Moody's downgrade Turkey's debt ratings (Updates with Moody's, S&P credit rating cuts)

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Moody's downgrades Turkey to Ba3, assigns negative outlook 17 Aug 2018

ISTANBUL Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating deeper into "junk" territory on Friday, citing a weakening of public institutions and the related reduction in the predictability of policy making in a country which is facing a currency crisis.

UPDATE 1-Moody's downgrades Turkey to Ba3, assigns negative outlook 17 Aug 2018

ISTANBUL, Aug 17 Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating deeper into "junk" territory on Friday, citing a weakening of public institutions and the related reduction in the predictability of policy making in a country which is facing a currency crisis.

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China offers Turkey moral support, says can overcome difficulties 17 Aug 2018

BEIJING China offered moral support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions, saying it believed the country could overcome its "temporary" economic difficulties, in Beijing's first comment on the issue.

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China offers Turkey moral support, says can overcome difficulties 17 Aug 2018

BEIJING China offered moral support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions, saying it believed the country could overcome its "temporary" economic difficulties, in Beijing's first comment on the issue.

Currency shocks knock platinum to 10-year lows 17 Aug 2018

LONDON Platinum prices tumbled to 10-year lows as the collapse of Turkey's lira rippled through markets and weakened the currency of top producer South Africa, underlining persistent oversupply of the autocatalyst metal.

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Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80

ACCRA/GENEVA Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. | Video