Economy

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 1.24% at close

BIST 100 earns around 14.6 points from Tuesday's closing

Gökhan Ergöçün   | 14.10.2020
Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 1.24% at close

ISTANBUL

Turkey's benchmark stock index increased by 1.24% to close Wednesday at 1,189.29 points. 

After starting the day at 1,177.09 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned 14.59 points over Tuesday's close of 1,174.70 points. 

During the day, the index hovered between 1,172.59 and 1,189.29 points. 

The total market value of the BIST 100 was around 871.4 billion Turkish liras ($110.6 billion) by market close, with a daily trading volume of 27.8 billion Turkish liras ($3.5 billion). 

On the third transaction day of the week, 65 stocks on the index rose, 32 fell, and three were flat compared to Tuesday. 

The highest trading volumes were posted by petrochemical firms Petkim and Tupras, and energy firm Odas.

Energy firm Zorlu was the best performer, with its shares up 9.68%, while stocks of real estate investment trust Halk GYO dropped the most, losing 5.34%.

The price of one ounce of gold was $1,905 by market close, up from $1,870 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets. 

The price of Brent crude oil was around $43 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) on Wednesday. 

Exchange Rates Tuesday Wednesday
USD/TRY 7.9240 7.9130
EUR/TRY 9.3110 9.3090
GBP/TRY 10.3150 10.3560


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