BIST 100 Index

BIST 100 index rises some 239 points from Tuesday’s close, US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands around 5.26

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened on Wednesday up at 93,756.33 points, with 0.26 percent or 239.37 points hike.

On Tuesday, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index fell 0.47 percent to close the day at 93,516.96 points with a daily trade volume of 6.8 billion Turkish liras ($1.3 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 5.2650 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared with Tuesday’s closing rate of 5.2330.

The euro/lira rate was 5.9520, versus 5.9380 at the last close. One British pound traded for 6.7290 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY was 6.7170 by market close on Tuesday.

The price of Brent oil was $61.15 per barrel as of 10.30 a.m. local time (0730GMT) Wednesday.

BIST 100 index falls some 445 points from previous close, US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands around 5.23

Turkey’s benchmark stock index went down 0.47 percent to close at 93,516.96 points on Tuesday.

Starting the day at 93,904.85 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index fell 445.39 points from Monday’s close.

During Tuesday’s trading, the BIST 100’s peaked at 94,104.46 points while its daily low was 93,043.02 points. Compared with the previous close, 62 stocks on the index rose, 33 fell and five were flat.

Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding ($6.80 billion), private lender Garanti Bankasi ($6.29 billion), and energy company Tupras ($5.82 billion) were the leading companies by market value.

The BIST 100’s total market value was around 606 billion Turkish liras ($115 billion), and its daily trade volume was 6.8 billion Turkish liras ($1.3 billion).

Tuesday’s highest trade volumes were recorded by private lender Garanti Bankasi, national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, and another lender Akbank.

Stocks of cement producer Afyon Cimento (AFYON) climbed the most on Tuesday, up 14.25 percent, while shares of casting producer Cemas Dokum (CEMAS) saw the largest decline for the second consecutive day with a 7.89-percent fall.

By market close, the U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 5.2380, compared with 5.2390 at close on Monday.

The EUR/TRY exchange rate was 5.9330, as one euro traded for 5.9550 liras at the previous close.

The British pound/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 6.6960, versus Monday’s close of 6.7430.

At daily close, the price of one ounce of gold was $1,224.00 in Borsa Istanbul’s Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, down from $1,226.30 at the previous close.

Hovering between $59.58 and $61.12 during the day, the price of Brent oil was around $61.07 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) Tuesday.

BIST 100 index falls some 57 points compared with last close, US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 5.23

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened Tuesday flat at 93,904.85 points, with 0.06 percent or 57.50 points down compared with the previous close.

On Monday, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index surged 1.03 percent to close the day at 93,962.35 points with a daily trade volume of 7.3 billion Turkish liras ($1.39 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 5.2330 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared with Monday’s closing rate of 5.2390.

The euro/lira rate was 5.9380, versus 5.9550 at the last close. One British pound traded for 6.7170 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY was 6.7430 by market close on Monday.

The price of Brent oil was $51.19 per barrel as of 10.15 a.m. local time (0715GMT) Tuesday.