ANNOUNCEMENT 27 May 2019

On 27 May 2019, the Turkish Central Bank (CBRT) increased reserve requirements on foreign exchange deposits and participation funds to support financial stability.

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1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

The Central Bank of Turkey Press Release on Reserve Requirements. Zorunlu Karşılıklara İlişkin Basın Duyurusu. Available at: https://www.tcmb.gov.tr/wps/wcm/connect/EN/TCMB+EN/Main+Menu/Announcements/Press+Releases/2019/ANO2019-22

Inception date: 27 May 2019 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Controls on commercial transactions and investment instruments

On 27 May 2019, the Turkish Central Bank (CBRT) increased the reserve requirement on foreign exchange deposits and participation funds by 200 basis points for all maturity brackets.

As a result of this, 4.2 billion USD of foreign exchange liquidity will be withdrawn from the market.

With the measure, CBRT aims to make it more attractive for banks to collect lira deposits and to increase the bank’s reserves.

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