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Turkish Central Bank sharply hikes key rate, helps lira gain value

Turkey’s central bank raised its benchmark rate by 625 basis points on Sept. 13 in a move that boosted the Turkish Lira and may ease investor concerns about monetary policy. The Central Bank has increased the lending rate to 24 percent, meaning it has now increased interest rates by 11.25 percentage points since late April. The bank said there was still an upside risk to the inflation outlook from what it called a deterioration in pricing behavior, despite weaker domestic demand conditions. Source Hurriyet Daily

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