Turkey#039;s External Portfolio Investments Fell by $304M

According to the International Investment Position (IIP) data, external assets rose by 1.1 percent to 232.7 billion dollars in January on monthly basis, while the liabilities fell by 0.6 percent to 657.2 billion dollars over the same period.

The net IIP, defined as the difference between Turkey’s external assets and liabilities, fell to 424.5 billion dollars in January, from 431.3 billion dollars at the end of 2014.

Portfolio investment at the end of January 2015 fell by 304 million dollars compared to the end of 2014. Non-residents’ equity holdings rose by 1.4 percent to 62.8 billion dollars, while their GDDS (Government Domestic Debt Securities) portfolio fell by 2.4 percent to 51.0 billion dollars. Eurobond stock of the Treasury, excluding the residents’ holdings, rose by 0.3 percent to 38.9 billion dollars, ovr the same period.

Direct investment at the end of January fell by 0.5 percent to 170.1 billion dollars, in comparison to the end of the previous year due to the changes in the market value and foreign exchange rates.

Total external loan stock of the banks rose by 0.8 percent to 93.4 billion dollars at the end of January, against at the end of 2014 and total external loan stock of the other sectors fell by 2.2 percent to 91.3 billion dollars over the same period.

As regards to sub-items under assets, at the end of January 2015, reserve assets rose by 3.2 billion dollars to 130.5 billion dollars, while other investment fell by 848 million dollars to 60.0 billion dollars, compared to the end of 2014.

Currency and deposits of banks, one of the sub-items of other investment, fell by 2.2 percent to 21.6 billion dollars compared to the end of 2014.

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