Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at opening session

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index started the day at 109,599.77 points on Wednesday, up by 0.33%, or 363.25 points.

At Tuesday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index was down 0.37% at 109,236.52 points with a daily trading volume of 12.4 billion Turkish liras ($1.9 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.7950 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Wednesday, compared to 6.7940 at Tuesday's close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 7.7180 from 7.7070 and one British pound traded for 8.6930 Turkish liras, up from 8.6520 at the previous close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $40.60 as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Wednesday.

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