Turkish stocks start week on high note

Turkish stocks start week on high note

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index up 10.8 points from previous all-time high close surpassing 1,900 points

News Service AA

Turkey's benchmark stock index opened the week at 1,921.19 points on Monday, up 0.56% or 10.78 points, from the previous all-time high close.

On Friday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index surged by 1.61% to 1,910.41 points, with a daily trading volume of 30.2 billion liras ($2.2 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 13.8000 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), versus 13.7950 at Thursday's close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also climbed to 15.6000, compared to 15.5680, while one British pound traded for 18.2910 Turkish liras, down from 18.3250.

One barrel of Brent crude oil was sold for around $71.50 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT)



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