1- Unemployment was 10.7 percent in February
According to TUIK data, the number of unemployed persons aged 15 years and above decreased by 178 thousand in February compared to the previous month and reached 3 million. There were 579 thousand people. Unemployment rate, on the other hand, decreased by 0.5 percentage points to 10.7 percent. While the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent for men, it was estimated as 13.4% for women.
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2- The conditions for applying for Turkish citizenship are changing
By changing the conditions for applying for Turkish citizenship The value of the real estate to be purchased has been increased.
According to the decision taken at the Presidential Cabinet meeting; The application requirement, which was 250 thousand dollars, was increased to 400 thousand dollars.
3- Macroprudential policy message from the Central Bank, which kept the interest rate constant
The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) left the policy rate at 14 percent, in line with the expectations. The Central Bank also stated that it was decided to strengthen the macroprudential policy set.
4- ECB will finish asset purchases faster
The European Central Bank (ECB) did not change interest rates at its April meeting as expected. The ECB confirmed its plan to end asset purchases in the third quarter. Christine Lagarde stated that the upside risks to inflation have increased at the press conference she attended online after contracting the coronavirus after the decision.
5- Budget gave a deficit of 69 billion TL in March
Central Government budget balance 68.97 billion TL, primary balance 42.03 billion TL in March gave open.
6- Long-term financing is coming to exporters and tourism professionals
President Erdogan, in his statement at the Iftar Program with Tradesmen and Craftsmen, said: We provide long-term Turkish lira financing with interest rates as low as 9 percent. We offer long-term Turkish lira financing opportunities for export-oriented investments with an additional annual interest rate of up to 9 percent.” said.
7- The rate of exporters’ foreign exchange sales to the CBRT has been increased to 40 percent
According to the CBRT circular, the rate of exporters’ foreign exchange sales to the CBRT has increased from 25 percent to 40 percent. removed.