UPDATE – Turkish stocks up at daily close

UPDATES WITH MORE DAILY FIGURES

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Thursday up 0.48 percent to close at 102,129.99 points.

After opening the day at 101,923.55 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went up 484.17 points from the previous close.

During Thursday's trading, the BIST 100 peaked at 102,616.62 points while its daily low was 100,749.57 points — 52 stocks on the index rose, 37 fell, and 11 were flat compared to the previous close.

The benchmark index posted a 8.74 billion Turkish liras ($1.65 billion) daily trading volume and closed the day with a market value of around 665 billion Turkish liras ($127 billion).

By market capitalization, the leading companies of the BIST 100 were Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding, private lender Garanti Bankasi, and energy giant Tupras.

Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, Garanti Bankasi, and defense company Aselsan saw the highest trading volumes on Thursday.

Real estate investment trust Ihlas Gayrimenkul (IHLGM) showed the best performance of the day — up 19.61 percent — as shares of conglomerate Verusa Holding (VERUS) did the worst, falling 9.44 percent.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.2990 as of the daily close, up from 5.2560 at Wednesday's close.

One euro traded for 6.0030 liras, versus 5.9360 at the previous close.

By market close, the British pound/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.8080, compared to Wednesday's close of 6.7860.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,306.15 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, down from $1,311.80 at the previous close.

With a day range of $63.33 to $64.81, the price of Brent oil was around $63.52 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) on Thursday.

At the beginning of 2019, the price of Brent oil was around $53 per barrel.

Turkish stocks up at daily close

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Thursday with a 0.48-percent hike to close at 102,129.99 points.

After opening the day at 101,923.55 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went up 484.17 points from the previous close.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.2990 as of the daily close, as it was 5.2560 at Wednesday's close.

One euro traded for 6.0030 liras, versus 5.9360 at the previous close.

By market close, the British pound/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.8080, compared to Wednesday's close of 6.7860.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,306.15 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, down from $1,311.80 at the previous close.

With a day range of $63.33 to $64.81, the price of Brent oil was around $63.52 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) on Thursday.

At the beginning of 2019, the price of Brent oil was around $53 per barrel.

Turkish stocks up 0.25 pct at daily open

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index went up 0.25 percent or 258.10 points to open at 104,652.83 points on Tuesday.

On Monday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose 1.90 percent to close the day at 104,394.73 points with a daily trading volume of 7.22 billion Turkish liras ($1.37 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.2760 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Tuesday, compared to 5.2680 at the previous close.

The euro/lira exchange rate was 5.9570, versus 5.9620 at the previous close. One British pound was exchanged for 6.8050 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY was 6.8030 by market close on Monday.

The price of Brent oil was around $61.80 per barrel as of 10.20 a.m. local time (0720GMT) Tuesday.

UPDATE – Turkish stocks end week with loss

UPDATES WITH MORE DAILY FIGURES

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Friday down 0.32 percent to close the week at 102,451.74 points.

Opening the day at 102,494.86 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went down 332.29 points from the previous close.

On a weekly basis, the benchmark index fell slightly — down 0.47 percent — as it has climbed over 12 percent since the beginning of this year.

The BIST 100's daily low was 102,119.23 points while it peaked at 102,742.42 points during Friday's trading — 41 stocks on the index rose, 47 fell, and 12 were flat compared with the previous close.

The benchmark index posted a daily trade volume of 5.37 billion Turkish liras ($1.02 billion) and closed the week with a market value of around 667 billion Turkish liras ($127 billion).

The top companies of the BIST 100 were Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding, private lender Garanti Bankasi, and energy giant Tupras by market capitalization.

On Friday, highest trade volumes of the day were recorded by Garanti Bankasi, Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, iron and steel producer Eregli Demir Celik.

Stocks of sports club Besiktas (BJKAS) climbed the most — up 12.35 percent — as shares of energy company Odas Elektrik (ODAS) saw the biggest drop of the day, falling 4.98 percent.

By market close, the U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.2460, versus 5.2530 at Thursday's close. During the week, the USD/TRY rate was stable, rising only 0.63 percent compared to 5.2130 at close on Feb. 1.

One euro traded for 5.9550 liras, as the EUR/TRY rate was 5.9640 at the previous close. The British pound/Turkish lira rate was 6.8070, compared to 6.8220 a day ago.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,313.10 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, up from $1,307.00 at the previous close.

With a day range of $61.06 to $62.37, one barrel of Brent oil traded for $61.80 as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) on Friday.

At the beginning of 2019, the price of Brent oil was around $53 per barrel.

Turkish stocks end week with loss

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Friday down 0.32 percent to close the week at 102,451.74 points.

Opening the day at 102,494.86 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went down 332.29 points from the previous close.

On a weekly basis, the benchmark index fell slightly — down 0.47 percent — as it has climbed over 12 percent since the beginning of this year.

By market close, the U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.2460, versus 5.2530 at Thursday's close. During the week, the USD/TRY rate was stable, rising only 0.63 percent compared to 5.2130 at close on Feb. 1.

One euro traded for 5.9550 liras, as the EUR/TRY rate was 5.9640 at the previous close. The British pound/Turkish lira rate was 6.8070, compared to 6.8220 a day ago.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,313.10 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, up from $1,307.00 at the previous close.

With a day range of $61.06 to $62.37, one barrel of Brent oil traded for $61.80 as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) on Friday.

At the beginning of 2019, the price of Brent oil was around $53 per barrel.

UPDATE – Turkish stocks up at daily close

UPDATES WITH MORE DAILY FIGURES

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Thursday with a 0.19-percent rise to close at 102,784.03 points.

After opening the day at 102,752.83 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went up 299.61 points from the previous close.

During Thursday's trading, the BIST 100 peaked at 102,937.16 points while its daily low was 101,945.35 points — 50 stocks on the index rose, 42 fell, and eight were flat compared to the previous close.

The benchmark index posted a 6.64 billion Turkish liras ($1.26 billion) daily trading volume and closed Thursday with a market value of around 669 billion Turkish liras ($128 billion).

The top companies of the BIST 100 were Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding, private lenders Garanti Bankasi and Akbank by market capitalization.

Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, Garanti Bankasi, iron and steel producer Eregli Demir Celik recorded the highest trading volumes on Thursday.

Stocks of interest-free lender Albaraka Turk (ALBRK) showed the top performance of the day — up 13.07 percent — as shares of conglomerate Ihlas Holding (IHLAS) did the worst, falling 6.06 percent.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped to 5.2530 as of the daily close, as it was 5.2280 at Wednesday's close.

One euro traded for 5.9640 liras, versus 5.9570 at the previous close.

By market close, the British pound/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.8220, compared to Wednesday's close of 6.7970.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,307.00 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, up from $1,314.10 at the previous close.

With a day range of $61.99 to $62.91, the price of Brent oil was around $62.12 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) on Thursday.

Turkish stocks up at daily close

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Thursday with a 0.19-percent rise to close at 102,784.03 points.

After opening the day at 102,752.83 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index went up 299.61 points from the previous close.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped to 5.2530 as of the daily close, as it was 5.2280 at Wednesday's close.

One euro traded for 5.9640 liras, versus 5.9570 at the previous close.

By market close, the British pound/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.8220, compared to Wednesday's close of 6.7970.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,307.00 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, up from $1,314.10 at the previous close.

With a day range of $61.99 to $62.91, the price of Brent oil was around $62.12 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) on Thursday.

Turkish stocks up 0.16 pct at daily open

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index went up 0.16 percent or 168.55 points to open at 102,752.81 points on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose 0.13 percent to close the day at 102,584.26 points with a daily trading volume of 7 billion Turkish liras ($1.34 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.2280 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Thursday, compared to 5.2100 at the last close.

The euro/lira exchange rate was 5.9510, versus 5.9390 at the previous close. One British pound was exchanged for 6.7780 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY was 6.7630 by market close on Wednesday.

The price of Brent oil was around $62.35 per barrel as of 9.50 a.m. local time (0650GMT) Thursday.

Turkey's benchmark stock index up at open

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index rose 0.44 percent or 450.76 points to open at 102,899.19 points on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index surged 0.19 percent to close the day at 102,448.42 points with a daily trading volume of 7.99 billion Turkish liras ($1.53 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.2100 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared with Tuesday's closing rate of 5.2080.

The euro/lira exchange rate was 5.9390, versus 5.9570 at the previous close. One British pound was exchanged for 6.76300 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY was 6.7700 by market close on Tuesday.

The price of Brent oil was around $61.79 per barrel as of 10.30 a.m. local time (0730GMT) Wednesday.

UPDATE – Turkish stocks up 0.19 pct at daily close

UPDATES WITH MORE DAILY FIGURES

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Tuesday with a 0.19-percent hike to close at 102,448.42 points.

After opening the day at 102,765.06 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index surged 193.41 points from the previous close.

Peaking at 103,852.06 points, the BIST 100's daily low was 101,755.58 points during Tuesday's trading, as 36 stocks on the index rose, 57 fell, and seven were flat compared to the previous close.

With a market value of 666 billion Turkish liras ($127.6 billion), the benchmark index posted a 7.99 billion Turkish lira ($1.53 billion) daily trading volume.

By market capitalization, the leading companies of the BIST 100 were Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding ($8.39 billion) and private lenders Garanti Bankasi ($7.27 billion) and Akbank ($6.93 billion).

Garanti Bankasi, Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, and another private lender Is Bankasi recorded the highest trade volumes of the day.

Stocks of Is Bankasi (ISCTR) suffered the largest decline on Tuesday — down 6.43 percent — while shares of Sekerbank (SKBNK) showed the top performance, rising 4.24 percent.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped to 5.2080 as of the daily close, versus 5.2190 at Monday's close.

One euro traded for 5.9570 liras, compared to 5.9780 at the previous close.

The British pound/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.7700 by market close, down from Monday's close of 6.8290.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,314 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, up from $1,312 at the previous close.

With a day-range of $61.73 to $63.02, the price of Brent oil was around $62.37 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) on Tuesday.