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Turkey Economic Confidence at 4-Year High

Turkey Economic Confidence at 4-Year HighTurkey Economic Confidence at 4-Year High

The confidence in Turkey’s economy hit its highest level since November 2013, according to official data released on Friday, underscoring the economy’s resilience following last year’s July 15 defeated coup attempt, Anadolu Agency reported. The economic confidence index increased by 4.5% to 103.4 points in July, up from 98.9 points in June, the Turkish Statistical Institute said in a report. Improvement in retail trade, services and consumer confidence indices supported the monthly rise, according to TurkStat. Among all sub-indices, retail trade confidence index advanced the most by 6.6% to 107.3 points. The confidence in services saw an increase of 5% compared to the previous month, reaching 103.7 points. The consumer confidence index also rose by 1.9% month-on-month to 71.3 points in July. On the other hand, real sector and construction confidence indices decreased to 107.7 and 85.5 points, respectively, TurkStat added. Sub-indices for real sector and construction were also down, slipping by 1% and 1.4%, respectively, in the same period.


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