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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2017: 29.6%

Trade Balance, 2017: -$39.5 bln.

Inflation, 2017: 10.9%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:

Fitch
BB
Negative
Moody's
Ba1
Negative
S&P
BB-
Stable

Supporting Factors

High-yielding interest rates

strong

Factors of Weakness

High-risk emerging economy

weak

The Turkish lira is the currency of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (recognized only by Turkey). The new Turkish lira was introduced in 2005, dropping 6 zeros from the old lira. Turkey is one of the major world producers of agricultural commodities and steel.



Turkish Lira News Archive

Turkish Lira Pulls Back from Record Low After Central Bank Announcements

The Turkish lira recovered a bit today after touching a new record low overnight. The nation’s central bank attempted to support the currency, making couple announcements.

Turkish Lira Rattles Global Financial Markets As Currency Crashes 20%

The Turkish lira cratered more than 20% on Friday after the US government announced it was doubling its tariffs on the country’s steel and aluminum exports. The collapse in the lira sent shockwaves throughout global financial markets, prompting the European Central Bank (ECB) to warn major European banks about being exposed to the Turkish economy.

Turkish Lira at New Record Lows After US Slaps Sanctions on Turkey

The Turkish lira slumped to the new all-time low today after the United States slapped sanctions on Turkey, its NATO ally, over detention of a US pastor.

Turkish Lira Declines After Central Bank Upgrades Inflation Forecast

The Turkish lira fell today after Turkey’s central bank revised its inflation forecast up. The currency declined even as the bank signaled about possibility of an interest rate hike.

Turkish Lira Tumbles After Central Bank Refrains from Interest Rate Hike

The Turkish lira slumped today after the nation’s central bank surprised and disappointed market participants, refraining from increasing interest rates.

Turkish Lira Rallies After Erdogan’s Victory in Presidential Election

The Turkish lira rallied today after victory of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the presidential election.

Turkish Lira Surges After Interest Rate Hike

The Turkish lira jumped sharply today after the Turkish central bank performed an emergency interest rate hike following data that showed accelerating inflation.

Turkish Lira Continues to Slide Despite Central Bank’s Efforts

The Turkish lira continued to slide today despite efforts from the nation’s central bank to stem the currency’s depreciation.

Turkish Lira Crashes to Record Low

The Turkish lira crashed today, sinking 5% to the record low before recovering a bit. The currency still trades far below the opening level.

Lira Slumps amid Tensions Between USA & Turkey

The Turkish lira slumped against the US dollar as relationships between the United States and Turkey deteriorated after the arrest of a US consulate worker.

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