Trade deficit up 44.4% in 9 months

The year-on-year foreign trade deficit increased 44.4 per cent to $15.4bn in the first nine months, the State Institute of Statistics (DIE) said on Friday.

SMEs face financing problems

Ibrahim Karaoglu, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kocaeli Association of Active Industrialist Businessmen (KAAIB), addressed the problems facing the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).