10.07.2013 - Top forecaster Barclays sees risk to lira outlook
The top forecaster for the Turkish lira says his prediction for the currency to strengthen by year-end risks being undermined by the country’s external funding needs even as the central bank provides support. The lira will rise 3 percent to 1.89 per dollar by the end of the third quarter, with the currency at 1.90 by Dec. 31, Koon Chow, an emerging-market strategist in London at Barclays Plc, the most accurate forecaster for the past two quarters, said yesterday in an interview by phone. Should the exchange rate stabilize, bond yields, among the highest in developing nations, may fall, he said...............................................Full Article: Source
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