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Turkey: Outright Hike Instead Of Changing The Rate Corridor
Given continuing financial and price stability concerns, the Central Bank of Turkey brought its policy rate into double digits again, despite market expectations of a flat policy rate and wider interest rate corridor.
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EC Oil Demand Uncertainties Linger
Price action in oil had been largely rangebound over the summer months. However, a slower than expected demand recovery and returning supply has seen prices wobble more recently.
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USD Strength Weighs On The Complex
Your daily roundup of commodity news and ING views.
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Eurozone Consumer Confidence Ticked Up Further In September
Slowly but surely, consumer confidence is on the up. After a quick rebound in the first months of reopening and a reality check in July, it ticked up in both August and September.
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Turkey: Flat Policy Rate, Wider Corridor Expected
Citing COVID-19-related uncertainty, the Central Bank of Turkey has relied on liquidity measures to tighten its stance rather than a direct rate hike.
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Not Even A Global Pandemic Can Shift Preferences For Cash As An Option
As technology evolves, we are moving away from cash. For some, this move has been accelerated by COVID-19. But for others, change is slow: those with an affinity to cash have been less affected by recent events.
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