Turkish stocks end day down


By Muhammed Ali Gurtas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index went down 2.08 percent to close at 93,506.22 points on Thursday.

Starting the day at 95,521.71 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index ended the day with a 1,987.08-point fall from Wednesday's close.

By market close, the U.S. dollar/Turkish lira (USD/TRY) exchange rate was 5.4160, versus 5.3650 at the previous close.

The euro/lira rate rose to 6.2060, compared with 6.1630 at Wednesday's close.

The GBP/TRY rate stands at 7.1130 at close, up from 7.0630 liras at the previous close.

In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, one ounce of gold was sold for $1,224 at Thursday's close, down from $1,233 at Wednesday's close.

Hovering between $71.31 and $73.08 during the day, the price of Brent oil was around $71.88 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) Thursday.

At the beginning of this year, one barrel of Brent oil sold for $66.