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08:06, 23 May 2018 Wednesday
Update: 11:09, 21 April 2017 Friday

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Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at opening
Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at opening

BIST 100 index opens 0.67 percent higher, US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.64

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s stock market was 612.32 points up at Friday’s opening to reach 92,651.70 points.

The BIST 100 index rose by 0.67 percent with the banking and holding sector indices up by 0.86 percent and 0.49 percent respectively.

The metal sector index performed best -- up by 1.96 percent -- while the sports index started the day with the biggest drop, falling by 1.72 percent.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell slightly to 3.6400 at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared with 3.6430 at Thursday’s close.

Meanwhile, analysts said investors would follow figures from eurozone and U.S. manufacturing sector purchasing managers due to be released Friday.

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