Turkish markets hit by Moody's rating downgrade

Turkish markets hit by Moody’s rating downgrade

الاثنين 1437/12/24 هـ الموافق 2016/09/26 م واس

LONDON, Dhu-AlHijjah 25, 1437, September 26, 2016, SPA — Turkey’s stock markets and currency have fallen sharply after the country’s credit rating was downgraded into junk status by Moody’s, AP reported.
The Istanbul 100 stock index is down 3.9 percent at 76,610 points Monday while the Turkish lira has also taken a hit. The dollar is up 0.7 percent at 2.9874 lira.
The selling is largely due to Moody’s statement after the market close on Friday that it was cutting its rating on Turkish debt to Ba1 from Baa3.
–SPA
14:54 LOCAL TIME 11:54 GMT