World Bulletin / News Desk
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose 350.32 points in the opening session. On Wednesday, the index was up 0.25 percent to close at 110,454.67 points, with a 5.5 billion Turkish liras (nearly $1.44 billion) trade volume.
At the opening session on Thursday morning, the banking and holding sector indices increased 0.53 and 0.05 percent, respectively.
Among all sector indices, the leasing and factoring sector index was the best performer, rising 1.47 percent, while the food and beverage sector index saw the biggest decline, falling 0.11 percent.
One U.S. dollar traded for 3.8320 Turkish liras as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Thursday, compared with Wednesday's closing USD/TRY rate of 3.8290.
The EUR/TRY rose to 4.5520 on Thursday morning, compared to 4.5370 at the close on Wednesday.
The price of Brent oil hovered around $64.50 per barrel as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Thursday, compared with its previous close at $64.56.
The dollar was up versus the yen but down against the euro and pound, with all eyes on US President Donald Trump's summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Tax revenues totals nearly $72.1 billion while interest payments amounts to over $8.2 billion in January-June period
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Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak says effective Central Bank is among main policy targets of new era
The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said the 19-country single currency bloc would expand by 2.1 percent in 2018, lower than the 2.3 percent forecast just weeks ago in early May.
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The IEA welcomed in its July report last month's agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia to open the taps in order to bring prices down from multi-year highs.
In its monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said buoyant world trade in 2017 and 2018 had helped impulse economic growth, and therefore demand for crude.
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