Borsa Istanbul starts Thursday looking up
BIST 100 index gains around 1.8 points from previous close
Turkey's benchmark stock index opened at 1,409.28 points on Thursday, up 0.13% or 1.82 points from the previous close.
At the midweek's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index was up rapidly by 1.58% to 1,407.46 points, with a daily trading volume of 11.2 billion Turkish liras ($1.3 billion).
The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 8.6680 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), versus 8.6460 on Wednesday's close.
The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also stood at 10.1690, compared to 10.1510, while one British pound traded for 11.8510 Turkish liras, up slightly from 11.8270.
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