IFC CEO Philippe Le Houerou said the fund will "lower the risk for the private sector and attract new investors -- essentially creating a market where there was none."
Crude prices off more than 2 percent
BIST 100 index opens 0.67 percent higher, US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.64
Company will manage operations in 65 countries through Turkey, says head of healthcare group
"We might have to extend in order to reach the target... of stock levels," Khalid al-Falih told an energy forum in Abu Dhabi, referring to a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels per day.
BIST 100 index opens 0.40 percent higher; US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.66
Crude prices plummet to two-and-a-half month low
Businesses in Turkey expect structural reforms following referendum, says rating agency
"We are optimistic that the policy measures we have taken already place us on the path of recovery," OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo said at an energy forum in Abu Dhabi.
The IMF said "hundreds of millions" of people have been lifted out of poverty through economic integration and technological progress, "helping to reduce global income inequality."
In its latest World Economic Outlook report, the IMF cut its 2017 growth forecast for the region comprising the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan to 2.6 percent, down from the 3.1 percent projected in January.
BIST 100 index opens 0.20 percent lower, US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.69
It is now time to make progress by preserving freedoms, pluralism and solidarity: Turkey's largest business association
Number of unemployed rises by 1.9 percentage points in January year-on-year, says state agency Turkstat
Beijing has said it wants to transition away from a reliance on debt-fuelled investment and towards a consumer-driven economic model, but the transition has proved bumpy.
Hu's family run-clothing factory in the northern province of Hebei could close at the expense of a new special economic zone similar to those in Shanghai and Shenzhen.
BIST 100 index opens 0.21 percent lower, US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.67
The compliance rate with the agreement among OPEC members and some non-members, including Russia, "has been impressive", the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its monthly oil market report, giving a lift to oil prices.
BIST 100 index opens 0.27 pct higher; US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.65
The greenback broadly weakened after Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that the US unit "is getting too strong" and he would prefer to keep interest rates low.
Auto industry production in first quarter totals 424,000, including 300,000 passenger cars, 71 pct of overall production