ISTANBUL, May 3 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday.
The two-year benchmark bond yield fell as low as 5.15 percent and closed at 5.20 percent, from 5.22 percent late on Monday. It has dropped more than 120 basis points since the end of March.
The lira firmed to 1.794 against the dollar, from 1.7948 late on Thursday.
Turkey's main stock index closed up 1.1 percent at 86,046.04 points, close to an all-time high of around 86,800 points seen at the end of January.
Asian shares rose on Friday after an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank added to hopes that more stimulus from yet another major central bank will help shore up the global economic recovery.
ECB President Mario Draghi also said the ECB stood ready to ease further if needed, dealing a blow to the euro currency as investors looked elsewhere for better returns.
The Turkish Statistics Institute is scheduled to release inflation data for April (0700 GMT). According to a Reuters poll, consumer price inflation was expected to be 0.65 percent on the month.
ISTANBUL AIRPORT TENDER
Turkey will told a tender to build Istanbul's third airport, which Turkey says could eventually be the world's largest. (1000)
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will sign an agreement for Japanese-French consortium to build Turkey's second nuclear power plant, followed by a joint news conference. (1630/1730)
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