The banking index fell 2 percent as Turkey’s antitrust regulator said it was opening an investigation into 12 banks on possible collusion on setting interest rates on loans and deposits.
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Afyon Cimento Sanayi AS (AFYON TI), a cement maker owned by Italcementi SpA (IT)’s Ciments Francais, headed for the biggest gain in almost three months, adding 9.8 percent to 112 liras after Cimsa Cimento Sanayi & Ticaret AS (CIMSA TI) said it was bidding for a 51 percent stake in the company. Cimsa shares fell 0.8 percent to 7.90 liras.
Eregli Demir & Celik Fabrikalari TAS (EREGL TI), or Erdemir, Turkey’s largest steel producer, fell 3 percent to 3.27 liras. Arcelor Mittal has considered selling its 26 percent stake in the Turkish steelmaker as it sells non-core assets, Mergermarket reported.
Yapi & Kredi Bankasi AS (YKBNK TI), the bank part-owned by Italy’s UniCredit SpA (UCG), dropped for a fifth day, losing 2.3 percent to 3.02 liras and heading for its lowest since Aug. 10. The bank was cut to “hold” at Deutsche Bank AG.
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