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Turkish Lira Tests Fresh Record Low of 7.9 As Central Bank Leaves Rates Unchanged

The Turkish lira tested a fresh record low of 7.9 to close out the trading week, one day after the central bank surprised analysts and left interest rates unchanged. The lira has repeatedly been cratering to new all-time lows throughout 2020, driven by declining foreign exchange reserves and geopolitical tensions. Could the lira break 8.0 against the US dollar in the coming weeks?

Turkish Lira Strengthens to Two-Week High as Markets Bet on Rate Hike

The Turkish lira is strengthening to its best level in two weeks against the US dollar. The lira, which recently crashed to a fresh all-time low, is finding support on widespread expectations that the central bank will raise interest rates to prevent further currency depreciation and to support the economy.

USD/TRY Recovers After Crashing to Fresh Record Low As Turkey Unveils Three-Year Plan

The Turkish lira is recovering after crashing to a fresh record low in the middle of the trading week. The lira, which has been one of the worst-performing currencies in 2020, has repeatedly recorded all-time lows. Depleted foreign exchange reserves, slumping economic data, and geopolitical tensions – Ankara is facing pressure on many fronts, and this has weighed on the lira.

USD/TRY Retests 7.8 As Inflation Surges, Geopolitical Tensions Escalate

The Turkish lira’s recovery since hitting all-time lows against the US dollar and the euro has stalled. The currency is once again testing 7.8 per dollar amid ballooning inflation and rising geopolitical tensions in the region. Global financial markets have been apprehensive about Ankara’s potential involvement in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supporting Baku in the renewed battle.

Risk Aversion Helped Greenback End Week Strongest

The US dollar ended the trading week as the strongest currency on the Forex market thanks to risk aversion. The Australian and New Zealand dollars were the weakest due to the outlook for monetary easing from their respective central banks.

Turkish Lira Gains After Surprise Interest Rate Hike

The Turkish central bank surprised markets today, performing an unexpected interest rate hike. The Turkish lira rallied as a result.

Turkish Lira Falls to a New Record Low Amid Emerging Market Selloff

The Turkish lira plunged to a new record low against the US dollar to finish the trading week, adding to its year-to-date plunge to 28%. The lira joined the broader emerging market currency selloff as the Federal Reserve’s downbeat assessment of the world’s largest economy sent investors into safer assets. Could the lira next test 8.0 against the buck?

Turkish Lira Flat After Crashing to Record Low on Credit Downgrade

The Turkish lira is trading relatively flat against the US dollar on Tuesday. The lira crashed to a record low on Monday after one of the world’s premier credit ratings agencies slapped Turkey with a credit downgrade and geopolitical tensions between Turkey and Greece escalate. After cratering to an all-time low this past spring, does this mean the lira can suffer another record low this year?

Turkish Lira Weakens As Investors Weigh Monetary Policy, Poor Economic Data

The Turkish lira is continuing its downward trend against the US dollar midweek as investors start to weigh the central bank’s policies. The lira faced additional pressure on weakening economic data, including the second-quarter gross domestic product and manufacturing numbers.

South African Rand Extends Winning Streak As Global Sentiment Improves

The South African rand is extending its winning streak against the US dollar as it continues to find support in global foreign exchange markets. With a fierce risk appetite and general optimism in the broader financial markets, investors are pouring into the rand. As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases comes down and the central bank indicating tightness in monetary policy, the rand may emerge as one of the top emerging market currencies.

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