Turkey's benchmark stock index rises at open
BIST 100 index climbs over 375 points compared with Thursday's close
By Tuba Sahin
Turkey's benchmark stock index rose by 0.39 percent or 375.54 points to open at 97,192.90 points on Friday.
On Thursday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index climbed 1.47 percent to close at 96,817.36 points with a daily trading volume of 9.4 billion Turkish liras ($1.75 billion).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 5.3650 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared with Thursday's closing rate of 5.3750.
The euro/lira exchange rate stood at 6.1130 versus 6.1360 at the last close. One British pound traded for 6.9600 Turkish liras, as the GBP/TRY rate was 6.9610 by market close on Thursday.
The price of Brent oil increased to $61.88 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Friday, versus $61.18 at Thursday's closing.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.