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With Turkish stocks and, by extension, the Turkey ETF (TUR), trading just a shade below all time...
With Turkish stocks and, by extension, the Turkey ETF (TUR), trading just a shade below all time highs, it's worth looking at the country's fundamentals in the wake of Moody's investment grade blessing (I, II). From WSJ: Debt-to-GDP is just 36% (down 10% in the past three years alone), 2012's budget deficit was a comparatively meager 1.4%, and the country's reliance on foreign currency debt is limited to just 27%. Like the Philippines however, authorities are concerned about the potential for inflows of "hot money": "Investment grade can lead to excessive build up of risk and we may have to look into that," Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek says.