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Turkish Lira Strengthens As Central Bank Raises Interest Rates Again

The Turkish lira recorded a massive gain against the US dollar on Christmas Eve, driven by the central bank tightening monetary policy and raising interest rates again in its final policy meeting of 2020. Over the last two months, the lira has significantly rebounded after falling to fresh all-time lows. And, according to the early forecasts, the lira could strengthen even more heading into 2021.

USD/TRY Tests 7.9 as US Sanctions Outweigh Positive Economic Data

The Turkish lira is weakening against the US dollar to kick off the trading week. The lira is coming under pressure after the US government slapped sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of Russian S-400 missiles. The economic and geopolitical fallout over sanctions triggered consternation in foreign exchange markets that positive economic data were not enough to support the lira.

Turkish Lira Extends Rebound Despite Higher Inflation, Bearish Locals

The Turkish lira is rallying against some of its major currency peers on Thursday, despite concerning macro data that could further force locals to scoop up more US dollars. The lira has staged a significant rebound over the last month as financial markets showcase their confidence in the nation’s push to a more orthodox monetary policy. But the resurgence in the lira has enabled the locals to scoop up dollars, highlighting that […]

Turkish Lira Rallies As Central Bank Sends Message to Markets With Sharp Rate Hike

The Turkish lira is enjoying one of its best rallies in 2020 as the central bank raised interest rates and sent a message to financial markets that reforms were on the way. Soon after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cleaned house in his ministry and at the central bank, investors have been placing their bets that Turkey will adopt orthodox fiscal and monetary policies. So far, so good.

Turkish Lira Rallies on Easing of Currency Trading Limits, Bets on Orthodox Policy

The Turkish lira is enjoying its best rally in months as the government eased two-year-old currency trading limits, giving the lira a substantial boost. It is also rising against several currency peers as foreign exchange markets bet that the country would embrace a more orthodox monetary policy following a series of noteworthy exits in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

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.

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