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Turkey delivers another rate hike, sending currency soaring

The Turkish lira jumped to a one-week high against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, after Turkey’s central bank delivered a sizable hike to its benchmark interest rate in response to the country’s double-digit inflation — and said it was prepared to tighten further if needed. The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey upped its one week repo auction rate to 17.75% from 16.5% as it aimed to stabilize prices. This was the CBRT’s second rate hike within just over two weeks, and its third this quarter.