Turkey - Factors to Watch on Aug 23

Turkey - Factors to Watch on Aug 23

ANKARA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Tuesday.

The lira TRYTOM=D3 traded at 18.09 against the dollar at 0410 GMT, little changed from its closing level on Monday.

The main BIST 100 share index .XU100 closed 1.4% higher at 3,062.49 points on Monday.

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian shares were down for a sixth straight session on Tuesday after a renewed spike in European energy prices stoked fears of recession and pushed bond yields higher, while tipping the euro to 20-year lows.

ERDOGAN PROGRAMME

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will welcome Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with an official ceremony in Ankara. The two presidents will hold a joint press conference following a meeting. (1400/1415/1530)

ECONOMY

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the country did not need to hike interest rates, but instead work on raising investment, employment, production and exports and achieving a current account surplus.

TRANSPORT MINISTER

Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu will attend a trilateral ministerial meeting between Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

ENERGY MINISTER

Energy Minister Fatih Donmez travels to Oman and Qatar on Tuesday and Wednesday. Donmez will meet with his Omani counterpart, Salem Al-Aufi on Tuesday and Qatar's minister responsible for energy affairs, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi on Wednesday.

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TRCONC=ECI

Turkish Statistics Institute will announce consumer confidence data for August. (0700)

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