World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish President Abdullah Gul welcomed Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi with a formal ceremony at the Cankaya Presidential Residence in Ankara on Monday.
Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and other officials attended the ceremony.
Gul and Yayi will appear in a joint press conference after their bilateral meeting.
Meanwhile, Turkey-Benin Trade and Investment Forum will take place on Tuesday in Istanbul.
A statement released by Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists said that the forum will be held at Ceylan Intercontinantel Hotel.
Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi will attend the forum.
BIST 100 rises 0.45 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.5760
Sberbank of Russia will cease to be shareholder in Denizbank, fifth-largest private bank in Turkey
Assets abroad up 1.1 percent March 2018 end, from end of 2017, says Turkish Central Bank
BIST 100 falls 0.24 pct; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.5500
His comments came after a joint statement issued in Washington said Beijing had agreed to reduce its trade deficit, "significantly" increasing purchases of American goods.
Euro area goods trade surplus reaches over $60B, EU28 deficit at $7.5B, official figures show
Property sales in April down 9.9 pct year-on-year, according to official data; sales to foreigners surge 25.8 pct
European stock markets meanwhile rose as the euro weakened against the dollar, but Wall Street pulled back in early New York trading.
BIST 100 climbs 0.44 pct; foreign currency exchange rates rise against lira
Banks' total assets reach over $42 billion as of March
Industrial output jumps 9.8 percent in Q1 and 7.6 percent in March year-on-year, official figures show
BIST 100 slightly increases by 0.07 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.4680
Emerging market monetary policy could tighten more than expected as global monetary conditions normalize, says ratings agency
Further policy action is needed to more decisively boost domestic investment, which would also support external rebalancing.