German Bourse Group closely following Istanbul's finance center bid

Deutsche Boerse willing to develop a strategic partnership with BIST

Deutsche Boerse willing to develop a strategic partnership with BIST

The German Bourse Group is closely interested in a project to make Istanbul one of the globe's major finance centers, said Frank Herkenhoff, the group's spokesperson, told the Anadolu Agency.

Herkenhoff praised Turkey's economy, adding that Turkey was a great market which expanded the fastest between Asia and Europe.

"That's why we are closely interested in the efforts [of Turkey] to make Istanbul an international finance center. We are interested in the plans of the Turkish government about this issue," the Gruppe Deutsche Boerse spokesman said.

Herkenhoff said that the German Bourse was positive about build a strategic partnership with the Bourse Istanbul or BIST.

"Our Bourse has an understanding to build a successfully strategic partnership with the stock market in Istanbul," Herkenhoff added.

Reporting by Gokhan Kurtaran

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