Turkish stocks down 1.15 pct at close

Alaturka Ekonomi Haberleri

By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Tuesday down 1.15 percent to close at 93,880.49 points.

Starting the day at 94,649.89 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 1,093.96 points from Monday's close.

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As of daily close, one U.S. dollar traded for 5.3820 Turkish liras, while the USD/TRY exchange rate was 5.2810 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.1330, compared with Monday's close of 5.9850.

One British pound traded for 6.8820 Turkish liras, versus 6.7040 at close on Monday.

In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, the price of one ounce of gold was around $1,239 by market close, versus $1,229 at the previous close.

Hovering between $61.70 and $63.58 during the day, the price of Brent oil was around $62.29 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) Tuesday.

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