Turkey's benchmark stock index up at close

By Jeyhun Aliyev

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index closed Monday up 1.22 percent to stand at 91,284.04 points with a trading volume of around 5.6 billion Turkish liras ($913 million) after the four-and-a-half-day break for the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Adha.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index ended the day with a 1,098.05-point hike from last Monday's close of 90,185.99 points, while it started the day at 90,921.33 points.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rose to 6.1870 as of 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT) on Monday, from 6.1230 at last week's close.

The euro/lira exchange rate also climbed to 7.2110 by market close — from 7 at the previous close last week — and one British pound traded for 7.9600 Turkish liras versus 7.7240 at the previous close.

In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, one ounce of gold traded for $1,203 as of 4.30 p.m. local time (1330GMT) Monday.

The price of Brent oil rose to $76.35 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) Monday — hovering between $75.71 and $76.47 during the day — climbing from around $66 at the beginning of 2018.