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Turkish Central Bank Says to Fund at 5.75% If Lira Not Falling

November 01, 2011

Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s central bank said it will provide funding to banks at the benchmark rate of 5.75 percent as long as there’s no sign of “extreme loss in value of the lira.”

The bank’s policy of varying the rate at which it provides bank funding has succeeded in raising overnight rates, the Ankara-based central bank said today in a presentation on its website. The tighter monetary conditions were needed to prevent deterioration in medium-term inflation expectations, it said.

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