Economy

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul on high note at Friday opening

BIST 100 index climbs some 3.95 points from previous close

Tuba Sahin   | 28.08.2020
Turkey's Borsa Istanbul on high note at Friday opening

ANKARA

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,112.88 points Friday, rising 3.95 points or 0.36% from the previous close.

At Thursday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index had climbed 0.90% to 1,108.93 points with a daily trading volume of 15.1 billion Turkish liras ($2.1 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 7.3470 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Friday, down from Thursday's closing rate of 7.3560.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 8.7220, versus 8.6670, and one British pound traded for 9.7680 Turkish liras. It was 9.7560 at the previous close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $45.69 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Friday.

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