ETF Trends
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Turkey‘s economy and related related exchange traded fund (ETF) has strengthened enough to be left to its own devices. Recovery may be slow, but the country is now capable of standing without outside help.

International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stated that there is “no need now” for Turkey to agree on a loan deal, but the IMF is open to dealings if the case presents itself, writes Ibon Villelabeitia for Reuters. Turkey is rapidly developing and has a strong economy, with no indication that the economy needs aid from the IMFat this point, Strauss-Kahn said.

An increase in investor confidence has allowed the Turkish government to revise growth and budget targets. Economists are doubtful on whether Turkey is capable of reaching the new targets without IMF financing.

The Economy Ministry revised Turkey’s 2009 economic contraction to 6%. Growth in the economy could likely accelerate in 2011 after a return to growth in 2010.

Turkey’s Central Bank cut its refinancing rate to a record low of 7.25%, reports Laura Mandaro for MarketWatch. The accompanying statement made by the monetary policy committee was “dovish” and included remarks that easing bias may remain.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.

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