Turkey Consumer Prices (Aug.)

The stronger-than-expected Turkish inflation reading of 19.3% y/y in August doesn’t rule out the start of an easing cycle later this year. However, we now only see scope for an interest rate cut at the final MPC meeting of the year.
William Jackson Chief Emerging Markets Economist
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