Turkish stock exchange up at Thursday open

Benchmark index gains 21.81 points at opening session

Türkiye’s benchmark stock index opened Thursday at 8,035.70 points, up 0.27%, or 21.81 points, from the previous close.

On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index ended the day at 8,013.89 points,down 1.79%, with a daily trading volume of 141.3 billion liras ($5.2 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 26.9503 as of 9.53 a.m. local time (0653GMT), and the euro/lira exchange rate stood at 29.0020, and a British pound traded for 33.6707 liras.

Brent crude oil was selling for around $92.48 per barrel, while the price of an ounce of gold was $1,928.65.


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