Turkey’s benchmark stock index down at close
ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended Monday down 1.38 percent to close at 113,156.08 points with a trade volume of 7 billion Turkish liras. Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index fell 1,581.46 points from Friday’s close of 114,737.54 points, while it opened Monday at 115,425.57 points.
The USD/TRY exchange rate stood at 4.0620 as of 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT) Monday, compared with its previous close of 4.0340.
The euro/lira exchange rate climbed to 5.0040 by market close versus 4.9480 at Friday’s close, and one British pound traded for 5.7550 Turkish liras while the GBP/TRY rate was 5.6920 at the previous close.
The BIST Gold Exchange index rose by 0.45 percent at daily close. In the Precious Metals and Diamond Markets of Borsa Istanbul, one ounce of gold traded for $1,330.00 as of 4.30 p.m. local time (1330GMT) Monday, while it was $1,324.00 at the previous close. As of 6.03 p.m. local time, the price of Brent oil stood at $68.57 per barrel, hovering between $67.20 and $68.66 during the day.