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Turkey Signals Tighter Policy With Lower Funding to Banks

May 11, 2012

Turkey’s central bank slashed the minimum amount of lending it will make to banks over one week in a signal that it may tighten monetary policy.

The central bank will lend a minimum of one billion liras in one-week repurchase agreements at its lowest funding rate of 5.75 percent between today and May 24. That compares with the minimum 9 billion liras it announced for the preceding two weeks.

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