Turkish stocks down at close

            By Tuba Sahin</p>    <p>ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Monday down 0.46 percent to close at 94,974.45 points. </p>    <p>Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 441.58 points from last week's close, as it started the first trading day of the week at 96,366.96 points. </p>    <p>By market close, the USD/TRY exchange rate rose to 5.2810, up from Friday's close of 5.1820.</p>    <p>The EUR/TRY rate was 5.9850, while one euro traded for 5.8890 liras at the previous close. </p>    <p>The British pound/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.7040, while it was 6.5890 at close on Friday.  </p>    <p>At daily close, the price of one ounce of gold was $1,229.50 in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, versus $1,223.70 at the previous close. </p>    <p>Hovering between $61.11 and $62.59 during the day, the price of Brent oil was $61.68 per barrel as of 6.00 p.m. local time (1500GMT) Monday.</p>    <p>On Monday, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced that Turkey's annual inflation rate fell to 21.62 percent in November, down 3.62 percentage points from October.

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