UPDATE – Turkish stocks down at close

                <p>UPDATE WITH MORE DAILY FIGURES</p>    <p>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>On Monday, the BIST 100's daily low and peak were 94,974.45 points and 96,829.78 points, respectively.</p>    <p>Compared with the close on Friday, 37 stocks on the benchmark index rose, 56 fell and seven were flat.</p>    <p>By market capitalization, Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding ($7.3 billion), private lender Garanti Bankasi ($6.5 billion), and energy company Tupras ($6 billion) were the top listed companies. </p>    <p>As of daily close, the BIST 100's total market value was around 618 billion Turkish liras ($119.8 billion), and its daily trade volume was 7 billion Turkish liras ($1.33 billion). </p>    <p>Garanti Bankasi, national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, and iron/steel producer Kardemir posted the highest trade volumes on Monday.</p>    <p>Shares of leasing company Is Finansal Kiralama recorded the best performance -- up 9.55 percent -- as stocks of Turkish conglomerate Ittifak Holding dropped 7.01 percent, worst of the day.</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. </p>