World Bulletin / News Desk
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 rose 364.39 points from Wednesday’s close of 112,149.71 points.
The banking and holding sectors increased 0.44 and 0.09 percent, respectively.
Among all sector indices, the electricity sector index was the best performer, rising 1.73 percent, while the textile leather sector index was the sole loser, falling 0.23 percent.
The U.S. dollar fell to 3.8180 Turkish liras at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared with Wednesday's closing rate of 3.8240.
The euro-lira rate rose to 4.5590 from Wednesday’s close at 4.5510.
The price of Brent oil stood at $66.17 per barrel as of 10.10 a.m. local time (0710GMT) Thursday, compared with its previous of $65.99 Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, economic confidence in Turkey slipped to 95 points in December, down 3 percent, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said on Thursday.
Ryanair said it has agreed to pay the sum for a majority 75-percent holding in Vienna-based LaudaMotion from the former Formula One motor racing champion.
The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 1.8 percent to close at 7,344.24.
CPI’s 12-month rate in February fell from 3 percent, official data reveals
Cement exports have gone up 6.9 percent to reach around 8 million tons, year-on-year, in 2017
BIST 100 rises 0.51 pct; USD/TRY exchange rate drops and EUR/TRY exchange rate stays
Of the major indices, Facebook weighed most heavily on the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index, which was down 0.9 percent to 7,411.34 about 20 minutes into trading.
Company to release new commercial and defense products, head of company says
EA19's exports and imports rise 9.1 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively, year-on-year in January
Micro Focus warned in a statement that year-on-year revenues had fallen by more than anticipated since January, sending its shares slumping 55.88 percent to 831.40 pence.
Economy minister: Ankara 'absolutely' against Russia's limit on number of companies importing Turkish tomatoes
Turkey's assets abroad climb 2.1 pct at end of January 2018, compared with end-2017, according to Turkish Central Bank
BIST 100 opens 0.04 pct lower, Turkish lira loses value against foreign currencies
Listed shares in BIST 100 rise 0.01 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira rate climbs over 3.90; EUR/TRY stands at 4.80
Turkey bridges Muslim world and West, according to General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions
Britain intends to seek free trade deals with its major trading partners once it leaves the EU, as planned, in March 2019.
Net profits at the group rose 33.1 percent to hit 2.36 billion euros ($2.92 billion), higher than the 2.28 billion predicted by analysts.