Borsa Istanbul stocks up at midweek open

Borsa Istanbul stocks up at midweek open

BIST 100 index gains around 16 points in opening session

News Service AA

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,997.15 points on Wednesday, up 0.81% or 16.11 points from the previous close.

The BIST 100 index of the Borsa Istanbul climbed 2.78% to close on Tuesday at 1,981.04 points, with a daily trading volume of 42 billion liras (approximately $3 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped slightly to 13.6110 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), versus 13.6570 at the previous close.

The euro/lira exchange rate was up to 15.3650 from 15.3370, while one British pound traded for 18.0480 liras, down from 18.0890.

A barrel of Brent crude oil was sold for around $75.1 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).


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