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Turkish Stocks: Acibadem Saglik Hizmetleri, Anadolu Hayat

April 17, 2012

Turkey’s benchmark ISE National 100 Index (XU100) advanced 0.4 percent to 60,734.34 at 11:56 a.m. in Istanbul, rising for the first time in three days and lifting its gain this year to 18 percent.

The following shares are active. Stock symbols are in parentheses.

Acibadem Saglik Hizmetleri & Ticaret AS (ACIBD TI), Turkey’s largest hospital chain, jumped 1.9 percent to 23.8 liras. Acibadem will delist shares by buying a 1.26 percent stake from the market, at an expected share price of 24.81 liras, pending approval by the regulator and at a shareholders’ meeting, it said in a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange after the market closed yesterday.

Anadolu Hayat & Emeklilik AS (ANHYT) , the biggest listed pension fund in Turkey, rose 3 percent to 3.9 liras, heading for the biggest gain in two months. The government will provide as much as 25 percent of the annual minimum wage as a contribution to clients taking out private pensions, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said today. At the same time, it removed a tax break which benefited fewer people, he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Selcuk Gokoluk in Istanbul at sgokoluk@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at gserkin@bloomberg.net


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