Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at closing session

By Jeyhun Aliyev

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index went up 0.75 percent to close at 92,389.11 points with a trading volume of around 5.4 billion Turkish liras (around $835 million) on Tuesday.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index ended the day with a 699.77-point hike from Monday's close of 91,698.34 points, while it started the day at 91,874.43 points.

One U.S. dollar traded for 6.4740 Turkish liras as of 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT), up from 6.4620 at Monday's close.

The euro/lira exchange rate fell slightly to 7.4980 by market close, versus 7.5010 at the previous close, and one British pound rose to 8.4240 Turkish liras, while the GBP/TRY rate was 8.4160 at Monday's close.

In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, one ounce of gold traded for $1,193.70 as of 4.30 p.m. local time (1330GMT) Tuesday, almost unchanged from $1,193.80 at the previous close.

As of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT), the price of Brent oil stood at $78.60 per barrel — hovering between $77.25 and $78.65 during Tuesday — climbing from around $66 at the beginning of 2018.

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