Turkish inflation falls for first time in eight months

Cooling prices could herald disinflation trend despite negative real rates

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

Annualised inflation in Turkey dropped in June for the first time in eight months, prompting the country’s finance minister to herald a sustained period of disinflation.

Year-on-year inflation slipped to 71.6% last month, down from 75.45% in May, according to data published by the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) on July 3.

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) had held its key rate flat at 50% late last month as it insisted that disinflation will begin in the second half of

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