Turkey's Central Bank cuts overnight lending rate

Overnight lending rate gets cut by 25 points to 8.50 percent; overnight borrowing rate remains unchanged at 7.25 percent

Turkey's Central Bank cuts overnight lending rate

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s Central Bank on Tuesday cut its overnight lending rate by 25 points following recent reductions in the last five months.

The overnight lending rate, which is the rate at which banks borrow from the Central Bank overnight, went from 8.75 percent to 8.50 percent.

However, Turkey’s overnight borrowing rate, under which banks lend or deposit money to the Central Bank, remained unchanged at 7.25 percent.

The one-week repo rate, known as policy rate, was also kept at 7.5 percent, the bank said.

In late liquidity window interest rates -- between 4 p.m. (1300 GMT) and 5 p.m. (1400 GMT) -- the borrowing rate has been kept at zero percent and the lending rate has been reduced from 10.25 percent to 10 percent.

In a statement, the bank said: "The adverse impact of domestic developments in mid-July on market indicators has been largely reversed due to improved global risk appetite and recent measures.

"Moreover, the tight monetary policy stance, the cautious macro-prudential policies and the effective use of the policy instruments laid out in the road map published in August 2015 have increased the resilience of the economy against shocks.

“Also, considering its contribution to the effectiveness of monetary policy, the committee decided to take a measured and cautious step towards simplification," it said.

The bank added the developments in inflation outlook necessitated the maintenance of a tight liquidity stance. 

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