UPDATE – Turkish stocks up at daily close

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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.

UPDATE – Turkish stocks fall 2 pct at close

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By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index fell by 2.04 percent to close Wednesday at 101,645.82 points.
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 104,338.99 points and lost 2,116.64 points from Tuesday's close of 103,762.46 points.
The benchmark stock index hovered between 101,657.00 and 104,455.10 points during Wednesday's trading.
The total market value of the BIST 100 was around 662.2 billion Turkish liras ($126 billion) by market close and the daily trading volume was nearly 8 billion Turkish liras ($1.5 billion).
On Wednesday, 17 stocks on the index were on the rise, while 81 were on the decline, and two were flat compared to the previous close.
The highest trading volumes were posted by national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, private lenders Garanti, and Is Bankasi.
Shares of event organizer Flap were the top gainers — up 20.00 percent — and of interest-free lender Albaraka Turk dropped most by 19.81 percent.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 5.2560 at close, slightly down from 5.2600 at Tuesday's close.
The euro/lira rate fell to 5.9360 at Wednesday's close, versus 5.9430 at the previous close.
One British pound traded for 6.7860 Turkish liras, while the GBP/TRY rate was 6.7920 at close on Tuesday.
In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, the price of one ounce of gold stood at $1,311.80 by market close, identical with the previous close.
The price of Brent crude oil dropped to $63.59 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) Wednesday, with a day range of $62.58 to $63.59.

UPDATE – Turkish stocks end week with loss

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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

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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.

UPDATE – Turkish stocks up 0.19 pct at daily close

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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.

Turkish stocks up 0.19 pct at daily close

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.

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.

UPDATE – Turkish stocks down at daily close

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By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended the day down 0.11 percent to close at 104,074.22 points on Thursday.

After opening the day at 105,478.09 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index lost 115.23 points from the previous close.

During Thursday's trading, the BIST 100's daily low was 103,408.84 points as it peaked at 105,930.24 points, and 42 stocks on the index rose, 52 fell, and six were flat compared to the previous close.

With a market value of around 677 billion Turkish liras ($128 billion), the benchmark index posted a 9.85 billion Turkish lira ($1.88 billion) daily trading volume.

By market capitalization, the leading companies of the BIST 100 were Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding ($8.31 billion) and private lenders Garanti Bankasi ($7.21 billion) and Akbank ($6.97 billion).

Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, Garanti Bankasi, and iron and steel producer Kardemir saw the highest trade volumes on Thursday.

Stocks of energy company Enerjisa (ENJSA) enjoyed the highest increase — up 6.87 percent — while shares of automotive manufacturer Karsan (KARSN) showed the worst performance, falling 7.59 percent.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped to 5.1760 as of the daily close, versus 5.2820 at Wednesday's close.

One euro traded for 5.9630 liras, down from 6.0370 at the previous close.

The British pound/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.8120 by market close, compared with Wednesday's close of 6.9160.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,324.25 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, up from $1,313.80 at the previous close.

With a day range of $61.46 to $62.27, the price of Brent oil was around $62.17 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) on Thursday.