Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up over 2 pct at close

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index went up 2.11 percent to close at 96,161.04 points on Tuesday.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index ended the day with a 1,987.06-point hike from Monday's close of 94,173.97 points, while it started the day at 94,585.23 points.

One U.S. dollar traded for 5.2880 Turkish liras as of 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT), up from 5.1930 at Monday's close.

The euro/lira exchange rate was 6.1340 by market close, versus 5.9990 at the previous close, and one British pound traded for 6.8620 Turkish liras, while the GBP/TRY rate was 6.7140 at Monday's close.

In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, one ounce of gold traded for $1,214.30 as of 4.30 p.m. local time (1330GMT) Tuesday, up from $1,208.50 at the previous close.

As of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT), the price of Brent oil stood at $74.67 per barrel — hovering between $73.56 and $74.90 during Tuesday — climbing from around $66 at the beginning of 2018.

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