World Bulletin / News Desk
The banking sector index decreased by 0.36 while the holding sector rose 0.28 percent.
Among all sectors, the wood, paper, printing sector index was the best performer with a 0.35-percent rise, while the banking sector started the day with the biggest decline.
On Wednesday's close, the BIST 100 was up 0.68 percent to reach 109,611.79 points, with a total trading volume of 4.8 billion Turkish liras (nearly $1.4 billion).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 3.4280 at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Thursday, compared to 3.4340 at Wednesday's close.
Analysts said markets would focus on the European Central Bank's interest rate decision due on Thursday.
Investors are also expected to follow Eurozone GDP data for the second quarter of the year along with U.S. weekly jobless claims to be revealed in the day.
BIST 100 index rises 1.40 pct, U.S. dollar up to 3.7910 liras, euro-lira rate climbs to 4.6740
10 Turkish agricultural machinery producers and exporters explore Ethiopian market during visit to Addis Ababa
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BIST 100 index gains 0.48 percent at opening; USD/TRY stands at around 3.75
Office workers, farmers and radio hosts are taking on new nationalities, relocating their businesses or looking forward to lucrative alternative trade deals, as politicians struggle to come up with a plan.
The International Monetary Fund was going to be "attentive" to the consequences of the reform, which notably includes a sharply lower corporate tax rate, she told French radio station France Inter.
More than 9,000 new companies established in January, according to major business body
Company reaches settlement with EPA following investigation started in 2014
BIST 100 rises 0.51 percent; USD/TRY exchange rate drops to 3.7660
The European aircraft maker said in a statement that net profit nearly tripled to 2.87 billion euros ($3.6 billion) in 2017 from 995 million euros a year earlier.
BIST 100 rises 1.05 percent; USD/TRY exchange rate drops to 3.7820
Saudi Aramco's crude output in March will be 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) below its February level while exports will be kept below seven million bpd, the energy ministry said.
Turkish Central Bank says annual deficit rose to $47.1B in 2017
The figure follows up growth of 0.9 percent in the first quarter of 2017, 0.6 percent in the second, and 0.7 percent in the third -- all adjusted for price, seasonal and calendar effects.
BIST 100 rises 0.73 percent; USD/TRY exchange rate drops to 3.8040