Τουρκία: Δραματικές προσπάθειες να σταματήσει η «βουτιά» της λίρας

Η τουρκική κεντρική Τράπεζα ανακοίνωσε αύξηση των επιτοκίων από το 13,5% στο 16,5% προκειμένου να υπάρξει στήριξη τιμών, να καλυφθούν οι ανάγκες αλλά και οι απώλειες μετά τη νέα «βουτιά» της λίρας στα διεθνή χρηματιστήρια. 

Ακολουθεί σχετικό δημοσίευμα της HURRIYET:

Turkey’s Central Bank has sharply increased one of its primary lending rates as it looks to stem the embattled Turkish Lira’s decline.

In an extraordinary Monetary Policy Committee meeting late on May 23, the Central Bankincreased the late liquidity window lending rate to 16.5 percent from 13.5 percent.

Investors had been betting the sharp selloff in the lira – it has fallen some 20 percent so far this year and touched a series of record lows – would force the bank into making such a move.

The long-awaited move sent the lira rallying after a tumble.

The currency eased to 4.5717 against the greenback. It had traded earlier at a record low of 4.93 to the dollar during the day.

It is high time that Turkey restored monetary policy credibility, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek also said late on May 23, shortly after the Central Bank’s move.

In tweeted comments, he also said he supported any action by the Bank to stem the slide in the lira and achieve price stability.

Πληροφορίες: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-lira-soars-sharply-as-central-bank-lifts-rates-132281

GEOPOLITICAL CHESSBOARD

 

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