Borsa Istanbul down at Thursday's open
TURKEY ECONOMY

Borsa Istanbul down at Thursday's open

BIST 100 index loses around 2.8 points from previous close

News Service AA

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,387.74 points on Thursday, down 0.20% or 2.84 points from the previous close.

At Wednesday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was up 1.12% to 1,390.58 points, with a daily trading volume of 11.56 billion Turkish liras ($1.33 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped to 8.6900 as of 9:30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, from 8.7050 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 10.2700, versus 10.2620, while one British pound traded for 11.9700 Turkish liras, falling slightly from 12.0310.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for $73.15 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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