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Central banks of Turkey, China expand swap agreement

Total amount of agreement reaches 46B Turkish liras ($7.12B), 35B Chinese yuan ($5.47B), Turkey's Central Bank says

Gokhan Ergocun   | 16.06.2021
Central banks of Turkey, China expand swap agreement

ISTANBUL

The Turkish Central Bank (CBRT) and People’s Bank of China (PBOC) expanded their swap agreement, which was signed in May 2019, by 35.1 billion Turkish liras ($4.12 billion) and 23 billion Chinese yuan ($3.59 billion).

The agreement reached a total of 46 billion Turkish liras ($7.12 billion) and 35 billion Chinese yuan ($5.47 billion), according to a statement released late Tuesday by Turkey's Central Bank.

The bank noted: "The increased amount has been recorded in CBRT accounts as of 15 June 2021.

"The core objectives of the agreement are to facilitate bilateral trade in respective local currencies and to support financial stability of the two countries."

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