World Bulletin / News Desk
On the fourth transaction day of the week, the BIST 100 index rose by 0.40 percent.
The banking and holding sector indices went up by 0.70 percent and 0.15 percent, respectively.
Among all sectors, the banking sector index was the best performer while the insurance index started the day with the biggest decline, falling by 0.64 percent.
The BIST 100 was down 569.65 points or 0.62 percent to reach 90,804.13 with a total trading volume of 5.8 billion Turkish liras ($1.58 billion) at close on Wednesday.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate declined to 3.6670 at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Thursday, compared with 3.6700 at Wednesday’s close.
Meanwhile, Turkey's consumer confidence and non-domestic producer price indexes were announced on Thursday.
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, Turkey’s consumer confidence index increased by 5.1 percent to 71.3 points in April, compared to 67.8 in March.
The central government's domestic and external debt statistics are set to be released by Turkey's Treasury Undersecretariat on Thursday.
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