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Toon alle Turkey experienced a severe banking crisis during and This Special Report first covers the main characteristics of the crisis. Second, the main causes and triggers of the crisis are described.
Finally, the consequences for both the domestic and international banking system are discussed. The crisis had a major impact on banking supervision and regulation, as both were extensively strengthened. Koen Brinke intern The banking crisis In Novemberbanks start to close their interbank credit lines to vulnerable Turkish banks, after concerns about the health of the banking sector have increased sharply.
The concerns also prompt foreign investors to withdraw funds by selling off treasury bills and equities. The situation further worsens and causes a hefty sell-off of securities in the debt market by banks to meet margin calls, accompanied by a massive capital outflow, turning the situation into a systemic banking crisis.
On November 30, the Turkish central bank CBRT stops providing emergency lines of credit to banks, to keep its level of domestic assets constant. As the interbank credit market dries up, an acute liquidity crisis occurs.
On December 6th, Demirbank fails and is taken over by the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund SDIFa government body which is responsible for insuring savings deposits and strengthening and restructuring banks if necessary.
This allows the CBRT to successfully defend the peg of the Turkish lira to the US dollar, but it had already lost almost 25 percent of its foreign exchange reserves between 20 November and 6 December see Figure 1.
The turmoil in November is followed by a political crisis in early Again, trust in the sustainability of the stability program disappears and a currency crisis occurs, as both foreign and domestic investors initiate a speculative attack against the Turkish lira BRSA, Meanwhile, foreign exchange reserves again decline rapidly see Figure 1.
On February 22th, the government allows the lira to float freely. As a result, the Turkish lira loses about one-third of its value against the dollar. Reserves and the exchange rate Source: EcoWin Aftermath After the abolition of the currency peg, the lira moves in a free float with occasional heavy interventions by the CBRT.
Nevertheless, the economy shrinks by 5. GDP per capita even declines by 6. However, confidence returns relatively quickly. The economy starts to recover and GDP grows by 5.
Nevertheless, unemployment rises from 6. Short economic history Prior to the crisis, the Turkish economy was very unstable. Throughout the s and s, Turkey became heavily dependent on short-term capital inflows and experienced multiple boom-bust cycles.
During the s, economic growth fluctuated between Financial markets, interest rates and the exchange rate were also very volatile. Interest rates on government debt exceeded the inflation rate, on average, by more than 30 percentage points see Figure 2.
Several economic sectors, such as the telecom sector, were dominated by state enterprises, and were generally operating at low levels of efficiency and representing a burden on the government budget EC, The macroeconomic volatility and instability resulted in a very poor business climate.
Worsening conditions The Asian and Russian crises in and negatively affected the confidence of foreign investors in Turkey IHS, As a result, capital inflows into Turkey went down sharply and economic growth slowed down from 7.
The slowdown in growth further undermined the confidence of foreign investors. The strong fall in capital inflows and the devastating earthquake pushed the economy into a deep recession.
Inthe economy shrank by 3. Treasury bill rate Source: The program had the general goal of freeing Turkey from inflation and enhancing prospects for growth.
The main element of the program was a pre-announced crawling peg exchange rate regime. Turkey requested the stand-by arrangement to raise international reserves available for balance of payments needs, provide a clear sign of confidence in the program, and catalyze support from public and private international investors.
As a result, inflation started to fall in earlybut at a slow pace. Interest rates eased as a result of increasing capital inflows, a decline in risk premiums and the exchange rate anchor.3+1 ESSAYS ON THE TURKISH ECONOMY Yücel, Mustafa Eray Ph.D., Department of Economics especially for the period.
This suggests that might be misleading in assessing fiscal stance for Turkey. The final essay. Turkish economic projections, once good for a laugh, are taken seriously nowadays.
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