ISTANBUL, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday.
The lira firmed to 2.0162 against the dollar by 0651 GMT from 2.0223 late on Monday.
The yield on Turkey's 10-year benchmark bond fell to 9.01 percent in Friday-valued trade from a spot close of 9.04 percent.
Istanbul's main stock index fell 0.93 percent to 74,679.25 points.
Japanese stocks scaled six-month peaks on Friday as the yen took a spill, though other Asian markets lagged as investors resigned themselves to an inevitable slowdown in U.S. stimulus. Tokyo's Nikkei put on 1.2 percent, making a meteoric 10 percent rally in just 11 sessions and setting the scene for a re-test of its 2013 peak at 15,942.
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's said on Friday it affirmed its 'BB+/B' foreign currency sovereign credit rating on Turkey with a stable outlook as strong growth prospects balance risks from persistent current account deficits and expensive external financing.
ERDOGAN IN RUSSIA
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visits Moscow and holds talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The petrochemicals company said it has begun work on considering strategic financial options, including a possible partnership, for its Petlim Limancilik unit.
The lender said it has applied to the Capital Markets Board to issue 750 million lira of 175-day bills as part of plans for up to 3 billion lira worth of debt issues. It said the volume could be raised to 1 billion lira if there is sufficient demand.
The group sold the company Turkmedya, with media assets including television channel Skyturk360 and Aksam newspaper, to businessman Ethm Sancak for $62 million.
The tourism ministry will release foreign arrivals data for October. (0900 GMT)
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