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Turkey-Iran gold trade wiped out by new US sanctions 16 février 2013

Posted by Acturca in Energy / Energie, Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
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Reuters World General News, Saturday, February 16, 2013

By Asli Kandemir, Istanbul

Tighter U.S. sanctions are killing off Turkey’s gold-for-gas trade with Iran and have stopped state-owned lender Halkbank from processing other nations’ energy payments to the OPEC oil producer, bankers said on Friday. (suite…)

Turkey Goes for the Gold in a Bid to Curb Deficit 22 mars 2012

Posted by Acturca in Economy / Economie, Turkey / Turquie.
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The Wall Street Journal (USA) March 22, 2012, p. 2-15

By Yeliz Candemir and Joe Parkinson, Istanbul

Faced with a bloated current-account deficit that threatens to derail Turkey’s rapid expansion, Ankara is trying to persuade Turks to transfer their vast personal holdings of gold from their households to the country’s banking system. (suite…)