Published On: Fri, Aug 10th, 2012

Turkey Weekly Economic Outlook (Week 31/2012)


Considering the data about Turkey, the release of inflation and current account data was of great interest. We observe that there is a decline in current account deficit and in inflation rate in parallel with  expectations of Central Bank of Turkey.

In fact, contractionary economy policy  and efforts made to balance high growth rates  have still contributed to these two downward movements. At the same time, growth  rate of this year is also expected to be lower than previous growth rates.

However,Turkish economy  is also expected to achieve sustainable growth.According to the projections of OECD  ,Turkey is going to be the fastest -growing economy  among OECD members with the average growth rate %6.7 for 2011-2017.

If we  add to some notes on expansionary monetary policy, it would be wise to consider  a vicious circle: As all we know,new financial structure  enables capital movements to  flow globally,in other words ,it provides capital with free-circulation.Then  we ask why expansionary monetary policies adopted by the U.S and Europe,whic h have been  experiencing  low growth rate problem, haven’t generated remarkable results.

The answer underlies the fact that interest rates are higher in emerging countries compared to the interest rates  in developed countries .Thus,the excess money created by FED and European Central Bank  doesn’t stay in domestic area  and it is going to flow into countries with higher interest rates. Accordingly, the expansionary monetary policy doesn’t stimulate economic activity domestically due to the discrepancy in interest rates on world-wide. European Union ‘ experience is  a good example to us: Having bond purchase at the total value of 1 trillion did not create any remarkable economic activity in the Eurozone. On the contrary, the economies continued to contract.


Money Market Developments and Expectations


While viewing  intensive economic data releases,   the possibility of expansionary monetary policy measures  and expressions , expectations of central banks,we  observe that Euro has been taking breath for a while thanks to the soft approach of Merkel’ government. Furthermore, stock market has turned  to ‘green ‘ and dolar index has been decreasing.

Aside from this,Turkey’s currency,TL ,has seemed to gain strength according to realizations of inflation rate and balance of trade , which have moved in parallel with the expectations.

Accordingly, dolar\tl parity,which has currently declined to 1,77 from  1,82, could  keep declining up to 1.75, as long as  the parity doesn’t jump over  1.80 tecnically.

Next week, the parity will possibbly get stuck between  the values  of  1.77-1.79 . In case of exceeding these values, upward  movements would accelerate. In the state of  the values below  1.77,the parity  would decline up to the value of 1.75. In the state of the values above  1.79 ,the parity would increased up to the value of 1.81.


Euro has found support on global markets thanks to soft speech\ approach of Merkel’ governments and to some good data coming from the U.S. However, Euro  has maintained  its horizontal movement against TL. Euro\TL parity ,which has not been much volatile, seems to maintain its importance on the interval of 2.20-2.24 . The values between 2.22-2.24 can be projected as critical.
According to our projection,we expect that in case of the values below 2.20,the parity would  decline to 2.17-2.18.In case of exceeding  the value of 2.24,the parity would  rise up to the value of 2.24 at maximum.


Euro/dollar parity experienced an immediate decline up to 2.22 and even up to 2.130 due to the fact that Super Mario Draghi’s  press  statement ,which was very ordinary and full of  unfulfilling expressions  with regards  the expectations ,causing an excessive sales. Hence the parity declined to up to value 2.130. However,the parity moved upward immediately  and reached again the values above 2.13  owing to the good athmosphere following the previous bad weather.

In times of releases of intensive economic data and central bank monetary policy committe meetings, we have seen such  immediate and excessive movements for 2-3 years .This great volatility causes many to loose whereas it provides many to make huge profits.Another contribution stems from leveraged transactions. If we consider  the global crisis and developments in international capital movements  in this perspective,interpretations will be different.

To sum up, the value of 1.2440 is critical.In case of exceeding 1.2440,the parity would increase to 2.27.In turn,this causes Dollar/TL parity to decline up to the value of 1.75 and even to  lower values. This is why  changes in Euro\Dollar parity important to us.  2.2320 could be the primary supportive  value. Below this value,an upward trend in the parity could replace itself with sales.

Financial Market Analyst


Mr. Yasin BALCI is going to write brief reports about finance markets in Turkey, on Today, we are publishing his first report and we believe and hope our visitors will benefit from his findings in this regard


Mr. BALCI  graduated from Gazi University Econometrics in 2009. After the graduation  he worked in different brokerage companies as  “money market analyst”.  Cureently, he is a financial specialist at a private company and also doing master degree in Finance at Istanbul University. He is a consultant for Forex markets analysis methods.


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