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Turkish lira falls in thin liquidity amid emerging-market losses

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The Turkish lira slid amid a dearth of liquidity also in line with losses across emerging-market currencies.

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The dollar was trading 2% higher at 6.29 liras at the time of 9:50 a.m. in Istanbul. Monday’s move came amid low trading volumes, depending on an Istanbul-based currency trader who declined being named because the body’s not authorised to speak to the media. The MSCI Emerging Markets Currency Index declined 0.4%.

The lira rallied almost 4% a while back as Turkey’s central bank jacked up rates by 625 basis suggests stem a 40% slide during the exchange rate this coming year that’s stoking runaway inflation.

? 2018 Bloomberg L.P

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