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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.

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.

Turkish Lira Rebounds Ahead of Key Central Bank Meeting

The Turkish lira is rebounding against the US dollar on Tuesday ahead of a crucial central bank policy meeting. The lira had slumped to a new record low over the government’s response to volatile foreign exchange rates that the private sector warn is destroying commerce in the fragile economy. The lira has been further decimated on dwindling foreign reserves, also supporting Wall Street’s bearish sentiment over the currency.

Turkish Lira Weakens to Two-Month Low As Investors Fear Another Currency Crisis

The Turkish lira is slumping to its lowest level against the US dollar in two months as investors fear that it is poised for another currency crisis. The lira has been steadily rebounding since falling to an all-time low against the greenback, but analysts warn that the fundamentals, from inflation to foreign exchange reserves, do not support its gains. Is another crash going to happen soon?

Turkish Lira Pares Gain As Central Bank Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

The Turkish lira is struggling for direction on Thursday as the central bank unexpectedly left interest rates unchanged for the first time in a year. Policymakers are ostensibly concerned about ballooning inflation, while analysts are worried about depleting foreign exchange reserves. The lira had bounced initially on the news before trimming its gains, leaving many to wonder where the currency is headed.

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