Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at open

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index rose by 0.27% or 256.64 points to open at 95,039.78 points Monday.

On Friday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index increased by 0.30% to close the week at 94,783.14 points with a daily trading volume of 4.63 billion Turkish liras ($780 million).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 5.9540 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared to Friday's closing rate of 5.9430.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also increased to 6.6540, versus 6.6330 at the previous close.

One British pound traded for 7.7190 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY exchange rate was 7.6680 at market close Friday.

The price of Brent oil was around $71.10 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Monday.

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at open

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index rose by 0.22% or 208.87 points to open at 96,351.05 points on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index increased by 0.20% to close the day at 96,142.18 points with a daily trading volume of 5.44 billion Turkish liras ($927 million).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 5.8930 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared to Wednesday's closing rate of 5.8850.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped to 6.5830, versus 6.5900 at the previous close.

One British pound traded for 7.6170 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY exchange rate was 7.6300 at market close on Wednesday.

The price of Brent oil was around $74.90 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Thursday.

On Thursday, Central Bank of Turkey will hold the third Monetary Policy Committee meeting of 2019 to determine the interest rates.

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at open

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index fell by 0.14% or 131.35 points to open at 95,821.42 points on Wednesday after a national holiday on Tuesday when Turkish markets were closed.

On Monday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index dropped by 0.94% to close the day at 95,952.77 points with a daily trading volume of 2.32 billion Turkish liras ($398 million).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 5.8750 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared to Monday's closing rate of 5.8330.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also increased to 6.5870, versus 6.5670 at the previous close.

One British pound traded for 7.6110 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY exchange rate was 7.5740 at market close on Monday.

The price of Brent oil was around $74.10 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Wednesday.

UPDATE – Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at week's close

UPDATE WITH MORE DAILY DETAILS

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index dropped by 0.03% to close at 96,861.42 points on Friday.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 97,081.97 points and lost 25.06 points from Thursday's close of 96,886.48 points.

The benchmark index hovered between 96,737.49 and 97,293.09 points during Friday's trading.

The total market value of the BIST 100 was around 642.5 billion Turkish liras ($110.6 billion) by market close, and the daily trading volume was 2.4 billion Turkish liras ($414 million).

On the last transaction day of the week, 63 stocks on the index were on the rise, 28 were on the decline, and nine were flat compared to the previous close.

The top listed companies by market value were Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding ($7.4 billion), and private lenders Garanti ($6.1 billion) and Akbank ($5.6 billion).

The highest trading volumes were posted by national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, petrochemical producer Petkim and Garanti.

Shares of conglomerate Alarko Holding were the top gainers — up 6.74% — and another conglomerate Enka dropped the most, 2.11%.

In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, the price of one ounce of gold was around $1,278.50 by market close, up from $1,276.50 the previous day.

The price of Brent crude oil was around $72.00 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) Friday.

Exchange Rates Thursday Friday
USD/TRY 5.8010 5.8080
EUR/TRY 6.5450 6.5400
GBP/TRY 7.6520 7.5470

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at week's close

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index dropped by 0.03% to close at 96,861.42 points on Friday.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 97,081.97 points and lost 25.06 points from Thursday's close of 96,886.48 points.

In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, the price of one ounce of gold was around $1,278.50 by market close, up from $1,276.50 the previous day.

The price of Brent crude oil was around $72.00 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) Friday.

Exchange Rates Thursday Friday
USD/TRY 5.8010 5.8080
EUR/TRY 6.5450 6.5400
EUR/TRY 7.6520 7.5470

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at open

                By Gokhan Ergocun </p>    <p>ISTANBUL (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index fell by 0.30% or 291.30 points to open at 97,911.90 points on Thursday. </p>    <p>On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index dropped by 1.44% to close the day at 98,203.20 points with a daily trading volume of 6.5 billion Turkish liras ($1.13 billion).</p>    <p>The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 5.7900 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared to Wednesday's closing rate of 5.7370.</p>    <p>The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also increased to 6.5640, versus 6.5030 at the previous close.</p>    <p>One British pound traded for 7.5730 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY exchange rate was 7.4950 at market close on Thursday.</p>        <p>The price of Brent oil was around $71.40 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Thursday.

UPDATE – Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 1.44% at close

UPDATE WITH MORE DAILY FIGURES

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index climbed 1.44% to close at 98,203.20 points on Wednesday.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 97,347.38 points, gaining 1,394.20 points from the previous close of 96,809 points.

During Wednesday's trading, the BIST 100's daily low was 97,297.72 points while it peaked at 98,661.99 points — 66 stocks on the index rose, 24 fell, and 10 were flat compared to the previous close.

The index closed the day with a market value of nearly 649.16 billion liras ($112.1 billion), and posted a daily trading volume of 6.5 billion Turkish liras ($1.13 billion).

Wednesday's highest trading volumes were recorded by private lender Garanti Bankasi, national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, and petrochemical producer Petkim.

By market capitalization, Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding ($7.5 billion), Garanti Bankasi ($6.4 billion), and another private lender Akbank ($5.9 billion) were the top listed companies.

Stocks of conglomerate GSD Holding (GSDHO) were the top gainers, up 6.52%, and shares of real estate investment trust Ihlas Gayrimenkul (IHLGM) were the worst, down 3.49%.

In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, the price of one ounce of gold reached $1,278.00 by market close, down from 1,284.45 at the previous close.

The price of Brent crude oil was around $71.65 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) Wednesday.

Exchange Rates Tuesday Wednesday
USD/TRY 5.8130 5.7370
EUR/TRY 6.5700 6.5030
GBP/TRY 7.6090 7.4950

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Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 1.44% at close

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index climbed 1.44% to close at 98,203.20 points on Wednesday.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 97,347.38 points, gaining 1,394.20 points from the previous close of 96,809 points.

In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, the price of one ounce of gold reached $1,278.00 by market close, down from 1,284.45 at the previous close.

The price of Brent crude oil was around $71.65 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) Wednesday.

Exchange Rates Tuesday Wednesday
USD/TRY 5.8130 5.7370
EUR/TRY 6.5700 6.5030
GBP/TRY 7.6090 7.4950

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 0.51% at opening

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index rose by 0.51% or 485.22 points to open at 95,676.89 points on Tuesday.

On Monday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index dropped by 0.82% to close the day at 95,191.67 points with a daily trading volume of 4.5 billion Turkish liras ($770 million).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose slightly to 5.8130 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared to Monday's closing rate of 5.8080.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also rose to 6.5760, versus 6.5680 at the previous close.

One British pound traded for 7.6270 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY exchange rate was 7.6310 at market close on Monday.

The price of Brent oil was around $70.90 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Tuesday.

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up over 1% at opening

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index rose by 1.01% or 978.34 points to open at 97,956.66 points on Tuesday.

On Monday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index dropped by 1.83% to close the day at 96,978.32 points with a daily trading volume of 5.97 billion Turkish liras ($1.05 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped to 5.6610 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared to Monday's closing rate of 5.6930.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also fell to 6.3760, versus 6.4190 at the previous close.

One British pound traded for 7.3960 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY exchange rate was 7.4290 at market close on Monday.

The price of Brent oil was around $71.00 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Tuesday.