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Следующим испытанием Эрдогана станет экономический кризис

Попытка военного переворота может обернуться для Турции затяжным экономическим кризисом, оттоком иностранных инвестиций и проблемами в финансовом секторе. Однако многое будет зависеть от президента Эрдогана и турецких властей, у которых еще остался шанс избежать худшего.

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Проект нефтепровода Бургас-Александруполис может быть реализован при трудностях с Босфором

Болгарские партнеры уведомили "Транснефть" что, они против ликвидации управляющей компании, которая создавалась для реализации проекта.

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Romania’s trade deficit up by almost 50%

Romania’s trade deficit increased by 46.5% in the first five months of the year reaching EUR 3.76 billion, as imports rose by 8.7% year-on-year whereas exports saw an annual growth of 4.4%.

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Will Turkey’s plan to bring in billions succeed?

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has long had an eye on the wealth that Turkish nationals keep abroad, but incentives introduced in 2008, 2011 and 2013 to lure those funds produced disappointing results. 

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Turkish government vows to lure more foreign investment

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced the details of a planned economic package to lure more foreign capital and improve Turkey’s investment climate in a speech on July 4, 2016. 

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French car producer Renault reaches EUR 2.4 bln investments in Romania

French car producer Renault has invested EUR 2.4 billion in its Romanian operations since it took over local carmaker Dacia, in 1999, and wants to continue investing in modernizing and renewing its product range, said Yves Caracatzanis, general director of local car producer Dacia.

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Симонов: «Турецкий поток» не будет прежним

Анкара, испортив отношения с Россией, упустила свой шанс стать главным газовым хабом Европы, считает эксперт. Теперь Эрдоган кусает локти?

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Turkey inaugurates fourth-longest suspension bridge

A landmark road bridge over the Marmara Sea that aims to drastically cut travel time between Istanbul and the country’s western provinces opened to traffic in Turkey on June 30 following over half-a-decade of construction. 

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Greece to get 860 million in extra funds

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu is expected to announce on Thursday that Greece will receive an additional 860 million euros in European Union subsidies during the current funding period, following a review of the member-states’ needs from EU Structural Funds.

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French firms to choose Bulgaria as outsourcing destination

On an official visit to Paris, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev has said that he expects to see more French investors in Bulgaria’s increasingly high-tech industries.

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ESM disburses 7.5 bln euros in bailout funds to Greece, confirms Regling

The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) has disbursed 7.5 billion euros in bailout funds to Greece after the successful conclusion of the country’s performance review, the head of the eurozone bailout fund said on Tuesday (20.06.2016).

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Experts Query Serbia’s Trade Deals With China

Ahead of the Chinese President's visit to Belgrade, some economists question whether Serbia stands to benefit much from its current economic cooperation with China.

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Greece: IMF Go Home

The curtains are up on another act of the Greek debt drama. Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund have agreed with Greece to begin, per the IMF’s demands, providing some debt relief to the country, and to release €10.3 billion ($11.6 billion) in bailout funds. Greece, for its part, has agreed to another round of austerity and structural reform.

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Houston’s Noble joins Greece’s DEPA, Italy’s Edison for 1180-mile design

Plans to build the East-Med pipeline, which could transport up to 16 billion cubic metres from the offshore gas reserves in the Levantine Basin near Israel and Cyprus as well as from the potential gas reserves in Greece to the European market, received a boost on June 9, 2016 after IGI Poseidon and Noble Energy inked a deal to access the viability of the project.

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