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Low interest rates means low inflation which means depreciated currency. This stimulates businessmen to invest abroad as interest rates are low. How can they invest abroad if the currency is depreciated? Wouldn't that be illogical and unfeasible? (According to Mankiw's textbook)Lower Interest rates encourage additional investment spending, which gives the economy a boost in times of slow economic growth. (Investopedia) Is this talking about investment spending abroad or investment spending in general? If Investment abroad increases how can that boost the economy? Aren't those statements contradictory?Recently, Turkey has experienced high inflation and high interest rates. IN spite of that its currency depreciated at historical levels. Is this because of other reasons than high inflation and high interest rates? Do we normally assume "ceteris paribus" when talking about this correlation? Even though its currency depreciated, there were investments made in Turkey. Why?

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Low interest rates means low inflation which means depreciated currency. This stimulates businessmen to invest abroad as interest rates are low. How can they invest abroad if the currency is depreciated? Wouldn't that be illogical and unfeasible? (According to Mankiw's textbook)

Lower Interest rates encourage additional investment spending, which gives the economy a boost in times of slow economic growth. (Investopedia) Is this talking about investment spending abroad or investment spending in general? If Investment abroad increases how can that boost the economy? Aren't those statements contradictory?

Recently, Turkey has experienced high inflation and high interest rates. IN spite of that its currency depreciated at historical levels. Is this because of other reasons than high inflation and high interest rates? Do we normally assume "ceteris paribus" when talking about this correlation? Even though its currency depreciated, there were investments made in Turkey. Why?

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Step 1

Firstly, we need to understand the interest rate mechanism. When there is low inflation, it will be backed by low interest and an appreciated currency and not depreciated currency.

Step 2

So when the inflation is low in the economy, the rate of interest is low and this makes borrowing less costly and will bring in more investment as they can now borrow at a low rate of interest. 
This further leads to increased in the levels of investment. 

Step 3

Lower Interest rates encourage additional investment spending, which gives the economy a boost in times of slow economic growth. (Investopedia) Is this talking about investment spending abroad or investment spending in general? If Investment abroad increases how can that boost the economy? Aren't those statem...

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