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Erdogan defends pursuit of lower interest rates as lira sinks

Erdogan defends pursuit of lower interest rates as lira sinks

BY BLOOMBERG President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended his pursuit of lower interest rates to boost economic growth and job creation, pushing the lira to a new record low against the dollar. Turkey has abandoned old policies based on high borrowing costs and a strong currency in the name of slowing inflation, and instead shifted to...

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I won’t stand by anyone who defends interest rates: Erdogan

I won’t stand by anyone who defends interest rates: Erdogan

Turkish President and AK Party Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan has underlined the ‘low interest rate’ message at the AK Party’s group meeting . Repeating the idea that the ‘interest is the cause and inflation is the result’, Erdogan said his party will remove the burden of the interest rate burden from the nation.  “We cannot let...

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Turkey’s Rate Cut Could Undermine Modest External Improvement: Fitch

Turkey’s Rate Cut Could Undermine Modest External Improvement: Fitch

The Central Bank’s 100 basis point rate cut and change in policy guidance will increase the challenge of bringing inflation under control and highlights the weak credibility of monetary policy, according to the international credit rating agency Fitch Ratings. “The decision also risks undermining the recent partial recovery of the country’s international reserve position,” Fitch...