Turkish stocks end day with gains

BIST 100 index goes up 0.32 percent, rising nearly 300 points from previous close

Turkish stocks end day with gains

Turkey's benchmark stock index surged 0.32 percent to close at 94,747.53 points on Thursday.

Starting the day at 93,924.67 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index recorded a 306.84-point hike from Wednesday's close of 94,440.69 points.

As of daily close, the USD/TRY exchange rate stood at 5.9930, down from 6.0380 at the previous close.

The euro/lira rate fell to 6.9350, versus 6.9580 at Wednesday's close, and the GBP/TRY exchange rate was 7.9370 while one British pound exchanged for 7.9760 Turkish liras at the previous close.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,202.60 at Thursday's close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, while the price was $1,187.00 at the previous close.

The price of Brent oil was around $81.25 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT), hovering between $81.15 and $82.71 during Thursday's trading.

Since the beginning of this year, Brent oil price has risen from $66 a barrel.