Turkey keeps tightening with secondary instruments

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The CBRT

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) left its policy rate on hold on March 16, but added to a sharp tightening process via its other liquidity facilities.

Although the policy rate remains flat at 8%, the central bank hiked the rate on its “late liquidity window” by 75 basis points to 11.75%.

Data published by the central bank shows it stopped supplying liquidity at the one-week policy rate in mid-January as inflation began to climb. Instead, it turned to two overnight rates and th