Outbreak Of Coronavirus in Turkey
The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. Turkey is located close to major epicentres of coronavirus outbreaks. This together with its geo-strategic position as a hub and transit point for international passengers, places Turkey at a high risk. However, to Turkey’s advantage, the country has well established and functional systems of governance, translating into world class service delivery in as far as social services, health services, municipal services and general public infrastructure is concerned. In addition, Turkey established a dynamic and responsive Presidential system of government, that demonstrably can react and adapt to various shocks to its socioeconomic structure.
At the time of writing, there have been more than 350,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 15,000 deaths from the disease in the world. Older people, especially, are at risk. More than 140 countries and territories have reported cases; more than 80 have confirmed local transmission. Even as the number of new cases in China is falling (to less than 10, on some days), it is increasing exponentially in Italy (doubling approximately every three days). China’s share of new cases has dropped from more than 90 percent a month ago to less than 1 percent today.
In Turkey, the number of confirmed cases are 1.236, number of deaths are 30 as of today.
SWOT Analysis of Turkish Investment Environment
In-depth research into the Turkish economy is necessary to set forth its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This will allow investors to analyse and truly identify the market positioning that will best suit when investing in Turkey. The economic research & political overview part of the report will contain information on the state of economy and political environment in Turkey while SWOT Analysis part will help in positioning the potential investment or transaction.
A very uncertain political and economic outlook and a business environment with troublesome weaknesses can have a significant impact on investor as well as debt repayment behavior.
SWOT Analysis reveals the inefficiencies and institutional framework shortcomings as well as the applicable but acceptable difficulties in policies and transactional framework. Opportunities presented by the high volatility, lowered political noise and rising geopolitical tensions will also be set forth with this report.
Turkish Investment Market – Research Report
General outline of the Turkish investment environment to serve as a guideline to foreign investors that may consider investing and doing business in Turkey. The set of information contained in this report is prepared to serve an introduction for the foreign investors that plan to take a look into the economic and political environment in Turkey. It reflects developments since July 2016 as a framework of insights to the country in general.
Investment flows and banking sector ties have fluctuated since 2014, but over the last decade and a half the general trend has been an upsurge in shared investment opportunities. Turkey is a prime destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) from EU, US & GCC countries, especially in banking, and for investment by private equity firms. International companies have proven an important platform for business in Turkey, providing large contracts in infrastructure development for firms from Turkey.
In the background, shifting geopolitics, including uncertainty in the European Union over Brexit and instability in Turkey’s relations with US & Russia, has made foreign direct investments towards neighbouring countries a rising alternate source of funding and partnership. Global financial patterns that have taken shape since the presidential election in June 2018 benefit increasing ties between developing economies. Financial flows between Turkey and GCC countries are one prime example. That being said, Turkish economy & politics have settled on a stable path following the turbulent months after the elections.
Halal Investment Fund
Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) have demonstrated the largest segment of alternative investment asset class.
Shariah-compliant PE/VC is an ideal model for Islamic finance as it represents the participatory modes of financing imbued with risk sharing concept.
The rapid development in the use of Islamic finance over the last few years is partly due to the enormous wealth and accordingly liquidity amongst investors in Islamic countries, who want to structure their investments in a Shariah compliant manner. As a consequence, product developers are tasked with the responsibility of creating new and innovative channels to attract these funds.