World Bulletin / News Desk
In its opening transactions on the third business day of the week, the BIST 100 index rose by 0.39 percent.
The banking and holding sector indices went up 0.81 percent and 0.07 percent, respectively.
Among all sectors, the banking sector index was the best performer, while the worst performer was non-metal mineral products index, falling by 0.04 percent.
At Tuesday's closing session, the benchmark index was down 335.96 points, or 0.37 percent, to close at 90,904.49 points, with a total trading volume of 5.2 billion Turkish liras (approximately $1.4 billion).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate decreased to 3.6970 at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Wednesday, compared with 3.7140 at Tuesday's close.
On Wednesday, there will be no major local data announcements, but the markets will continue to focus on this Sunday’s referendum.
Meanwhile, analysts said investors will follow the U.K.'s unemployment rate and the U.S.' budget balance, which are set to be released on Wednesday as well as geopolitical developments, especially in North Korea and Syria.
Deficit decreased by 10.3 percent year-on-year to reach approximately $4.5B in March, according to TurkStat
BIST 100 index opens 0.15 percent higher, US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.58
Net profit rose 28 percent to $4.8 billion while revenues edged up eight percent to $22.1 billion in the quarter ending March 31, Microsoft said.
The group reported a net loss of 68 million euros ($74 million) between January and March, compared with an 8-million-euro loss in the same period last year.
Exchange rate dipped to as low as 3.56 points for first time in 8 weeks
Sales progressed 7.0 percent to 13 billion euros ($14.2 billion), the aeronautics giant said. For 2017, it forecast the delivery of more than 700 commercial aircraft, up from 688 in 2016.
Late liquidity lending rate increases to 12.25 percent; overnight borrowing and lending rates unchanged
Nasdaq climbs above 6,000 points for first time in history
BIST 100 index hits new record high on Wednesday morning; US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands around 3.58
BIST 100 index starts Tuesday with a new record high; US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.57
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index exceeds 93,400 points during Monday transactions
The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment following the election of Donald Trump as US president and Britain's vote to leave the EU.
IFC CEO Philippe Le Houerou said the fund will "lower the risk for the private sector and attract new investors -- essentially creating a market where there was none."
BIST 100 index opens 0.67 percent higher, US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.64