Turkish stocks up at Thursday's close

By Tuba Sahin

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Thursday at 120,540.53 points, rising 0.41% from the previous close.

Starting the day at 120,000.39 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index was up 491.8 points from the midweek close at 120,048.74 points.

An ounce of gold sold for $1,575.50 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, up from $1,566.40 at the previous close.

The price of Brent oil was $56.36 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) on Thursday, with a day range of $54.97 to $56.49.

Exchange Rates Wednesday Thursday
USD/TRY 6.0370 6.0600
EUR/TRY 6.5830 6.5750
GBP/TRY 7.8430 7.9070