ISTANBUL, April 25 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Thursday.
The lira stood at 1.8025 against the dollar at 0530 GMT, firming slightly from 1.8048 late on Wednesday.
The yield on Turkey's two-year benchmark bond ended at 5.48 percent on Wednesday, having earlier fallen to a record 5.45 percent.
Istanbul's main stock index closed up 0.9 percent at 84,780.38 points on Wednesday, broadly in line with benchmark emerging stocks.
Asian shares edged higher on Thursday, supported by views that a run of weak global economic data will encourage major central banks to keep or deepen their monetary stimulus, though dismal U.S. durable goods orders for March weighed on the dollar. Oil prices, copper and gold recovered, also helping to improve sentiment towards risk assets.
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants are expected to hold a news conference to announce their withdrawal from Turkish territory in a major step towards ending a 28-year-old insurgency.
The lender posted a first-quarter net profit of 713.4 million lira ($395 million) on Wednesday, up over 30 percent from a year ago and beating a Reuters poll consensus forecast of 677 million lira.
The lender will announce its first-quarter results.
Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek to announce results of a competition project to boost the fight against the unregistered economy (0800 GMT).
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