Central Bank maintains tight Turkish lira liquidity

Central Bank skips repo auction for ninth trading day to stem sharp decline in lira's value against other currencies

Central Bank maintains tight Turkish lira liquidity

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Central Bank abstained from holding its one-week repo auction for the ninth time in a row during the second day of trading on Tuesday. 

The bank skipped the auction -- in which local banks borrow Turkish liras from the Central Bank -- for the ninth trading day as it acted to stem the sharp decline in the value of the local currency against other currencies. 

A repo auction has not been held since Jan. 12. The bank signaled it would keep skipping the practice until volatility in foreign exchange rates calms down.

The Central Bank’s monetary policy committee decision about raising, holding or lowering interest rates is due on Tuesday, while international credit agency Fitch’s rating review on Turkey is expected to be announced on Friday.

It is likely the bank will increase its upper limit of interest rates corridor by at least 25 basis points, according to a panel of economists surveyed by Anadolu Agency on Thursday. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ocak 2017, 11:06