Economy

North Korea condemns US-blacklisting of 3 officials
North Korea condemns US-blacklisting of 3 officials

Condemnation comes after US sanction of 3 N.Korean officials, for alleged human rights abuses and censorship

Turkish private sector foreign debt falls
Turkish private sector foreign debt falls

Central Bank says country's private sector saw short and long-term debts fall $2.7B and $9.1B since end-December 2017

Lower oil prices help grease economic activity
Lower oil prices help grease economic activity
Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at midweek open
Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at midweek open
Oil prices up as US, China restart trade talks
Oil prices up as US, China restart trade talks
Asia markets tumble as dealers buffeted by negative issues
Asia markets tumble as dealers buffeted by negative issues

The China-US trade row, the Huawei crisis, signs of weakness in the Chinese and US economies, and Brexit are among the key matters depressing equities, though there was some upbeat news in OPEC's decision to slash crude production.

Turkey's electricity consumption down 2.2 pct in Nov.
Turkey's electricity consumption down 2.2 pct in Nov.

Turkey's electricity exports to neighboring countries are down 2.34 percent year-on-year in November 2018

Turkey's economy grows 1.6 pct in Q3
Turkey's economy grows 1.6 pct in Q3