World Bulletin / News Desk
The market will watch Merkel's next move; whether she sets up a minority government or calls a national election.
In another important development, October figures of previously owned homes and durable goods orders in the U.S. will be announced on Monday.
In the domestic market, the Turkish Central Bank's lira-settled forward foreign exchange auctions will take place on Monday. The auctions will be held for one-month, three-month and six-month maturities.
The bank will hold a one-month maturity auction worth $150 million, a three-month maturity auction worth $100 million and a six-month maturity auction worth $100 million. The bank plans for the maximum amount of forex sale to be $3 billion until end of the year.
Also on Monday, the central government's debt stock data for October will be announced by the Treasury.
The Turkish lira rose to 3.8620 against the U.S. dollar on Monday’s opening, compared to 3.8825 on Friday’s close.
Gold prices were down 0.13 percent at $1,290 per ounce at 0732 GMT on Monday.
On Friday, Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the last week down 0.69 percent at 106,239.46 points.
International benchmark Brent crude oil hovered over $62.50 per barrel on Monday, down 12 cents from its last close, at 0732GMT.
The ten-year benchmark bond in Turkey was traded at 12.57 percent, 9 base points above its previous close on Friday.
BIST 100 index gains 0.43 percent at opening; USD/TRY stands around 3.81
Company will build new headquarters, manufacturing plants and pay $38 billion in taxes for overseas funds
Eurostat says inflation down 0.1 percentage point from November
Some 10.74 million vehicles from VW or its subsidiaries ranging from Porsche and Audi to Skoda and Seat rolled out of dealerships last year -- an increase of 4.3 percent over the previous year, the carmaker said.
The publication cited an anonymous source close to regulators tackling online finance risks.
BIST 100 rises 0.01 percent to open at 114,429.64 points, foreign currency rates go up
BIST 100 up 0.18 percent while USD/TRY exchange rate climbs over 3.8
Unemployment rate in October fell 1.5 percentage point year-on-year, says TurkStat
BIST 100 drops 0.31 percent to open at 114,286.27 points on Monday, US dollar decreases to 3.75 Turkish liras
U.S. Treasury Secretary says he wants to make sure bitcoin does not become a ‘digital Swiss bank account’
About 12 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 25,675.70, up 0.4 percent.
BIST 100 rises 0.30 percent to open at 115,062.79 points on Friday, US dollar/lira, euro/lira exchange rates go down