IDB-Borsa Is­tan­bul.

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de­ci­sion re­gard­ing works on the ex­ten­sion of the run­way at Make­do­nia Air­port is im­ple­mented, with the plan pro­vid­ing for com­ple­tion in mid­sum­mer 2017, Thessaloniki’s air­port will miss out on about 30 per­cent of its in­com­ing flights next year. An­dreadis asked state au­thor­i­ties to post­pone the start of works un­til Novem­ber 2017 to min­i­mize the im­pact on tourism in the re­gion of Cen­tral Mace­do­nia.

The Is­lamic De­vel­op­ment Bank (IDB) will seek a strate­gic stake in Turkey’s main stock ex­change and col­lab­o­rate on de­vel­op­ing a gold trad­ing plat­form for use by ma­jor­ity-Mus­lim coun­tries, part of a broad agree­ment signed on Thurs­day. The Saudi-based IDB did not spec­ify a size or time frame for the ac­qui­si­tion of share cap­i­tal in Borsa Is­tan­bul, but said in a state­ment the move was part of wider ef­forts to de­velop Is­lamic fi­nance in Turkey.

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