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EMRE DELİVELİ

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Turkish economy heading towards a crisis

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

A market economist friend lamented to me on March 4 that all she could think about was the exchange rate. She was exhausted from talking to clients on the impact of the lira’s depreciation on the Turkish economy, and claimed that Turkey was heading for a crisis

Comment(s) 3/6/2015

Critical week for Turkish economy

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

At first look, the domestic economic agenda looks light this week, with purchasing managers’ indices, preliminary exports and inflation being the main data releases. However, it may end up being the make-or-break week for Turkish assets, and eventually for the economy

Comment(s) 3/2/2015

Why rate cuts won’t help

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

As I noted in my last column, almost all Turkey economists were expecting the Central Bank to cut its policy and borrowing rates at the Monetary Policy Committee rate-setting meeting on Feb. 24.

Comment(s) 2/27/2015

Justifying tomorrow’s rate cut

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Judging by the expectations of economists surveyed by business channel CNBC-e, rate cuts are a given at the Central Bank of Turkey’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) rate-setting meeting on Feb. 24

Comment(s) 2/23/2015

The case for central bank independence

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Even though right-wing Turkish citizens have supported him ever since he started his political career more than three decades ago, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has never been popular with left-leaning Turks

Comment(s) 2/20/2015

The strong dollar and the Turkish economy

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Turkish economists have written and talked about the importance of the exchange rate on the economy so much that every housewife or cab driver, in fact just anyone who proudly calls herself a Turk, is aware of the main arguments

Comment(s) 2/16/2015

How economists declare their love

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Did you ever wonder how economists make use of the dismal science to say “I love you?” Here are several examples, some adapted from Liz Fosslien’s post for the 2013 Valentine’s Day, others my “invention,” and a couple from economist friends

Comment(s) 2/13/2015

Is Erdoğan’s ‘taka’ headed for the cliffs?

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Not according to credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s. In a note released on Feb. 6, S&P said the “banking regulator’s (BDDK) decision to transfer the management of Bank Asya to the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) does not affect the unsolicited credit ratings on Turkey.”

Comment(s) 2/9/2015

Dickens and Gatsby on poor and working children

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Like my friend Esther’s father Jamie, I am a Charles Dickens fan because of the novelist’s exquisite use of the English language. I recently realized that I should also read Dickens to understand today’s Turkey

Comment(s) 2/6/2015

A tale of two central banks (and two presidents)

EMRE DELİVELİ writes:

Governor Erdem Başçı did indeed save the best for last during his briefing on the Central Bank’s first Inflation Report of the year on Jan. 28.

Comment(s) 2/2/2015

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