World Bulletin/News Desk
The Turkish Central Bank has left its benchmark interest rate at 8.25 percent for the fifth month in a row, according to a Central Bank statement released on Wednesday.
The Central Bank's decision was observed closely by markets -- the Istanbul stock market was up 0.4 percent after the announcement.
The Monetary Policy Committee also reiterated the bank’s commitment to a tight monetary policy until there is a significant reduction in the outlook for inflation. Inflation is currently at about 9 percent, and is expected to go higher in the coming weeks.
Policymakers kept the overnight lending rate at 11.25 percent and maintained the overnight borrowing rate at 7.50 percent.
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