TURKEY/UK - HSBC has renewed its commitment to Turkey following yesterday's terrorist attack after putting its worldwide offices on a high state of security alert.
The news follows a further warning from the UK government over the possibility of further attacks in Turkey. A spokesman for the UK-headquartered bank said: “This is a matter we take extremely seriously....
TURKEY - HSBC is to manage all of Allianz Turkey's personal pension funds as part of a partnership deal between the two companies.
Towers Watson has expanded its presence in Turkey by establishing a new subsidiary in Istanbul.
TURKEY - Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik AS, Turkey's biggest manager of pension funds, has started buying the first lira- denominated bonds ever sold by local banks to benefit from higher returns than are available on government debt.
GLOBAL - The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) today voted to not move forward with plans to eliminate the use of government bonds to determine discount rates.
GLOBAL - The average assets to gross domestic product ratio for OECD pension funds dropped from 75.5% of GDP in 2007 to 63.4% in 2008, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.