Turkish banks 'sound' despite 'significant increase' in non-deposit funding, central bank says


Despite the Turkish lira's sharp drop in the summer of 2013 and "significantly increased" reliance on non-deposit funding, Turkish banks were able to roll over external debt at "reasonable costs" during the second half of the year, according to the Central Bank of Turkey's bi-annual financial stability report, published yesterday.

The report also notes that the banking sector's liquid foreign exchange assets are at a level that can cover "almost half of its short-term external debts", and that

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