Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at opening

BIST 100 index rises 0.60 percent while US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at 3.56

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at opening

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s benchmark index opened 572.94 points up on last week’s close Monday.

The BIST 100 rose 0.60 percent to 95,569.29 points.

The banking and holding sector indices rose 0.75 percent and 0.43 percent respectively.

The transport sector was the best performer with a 1.45 percent rise, while the leasing and factoring sector recorded the biggest fall, down 0.52 percent.

At Friday’s close, the BIST 100 was down 117.71 points for the day, or 0.12 percent, at 94,996.35 points, with a total trading volume of 4.4 billion Turkish liras ($1.12 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 3.5620 at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Monday, compared with 3.5720 at Friday’s close.

Turkey's unemployment rate rose 1.7 percentage points in February compared to the same month last year but dropped 0.4 percentage points from January, the Turkish Statistical Institute said Monday.

Last Mod: 15 Mayıs 2017, 10:43
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