World Bulletin / News Desk
The banking and holding sector indices lost 0.43 percent and 0.28 percent, respectively.
Among all sector indices, real estate investment trusts sector index was the best performer -- gaining 0.26 percent. Telecommunication sector index has seen the biggest fall -- down by 0.44 percent.
Turkey's exports up by 14.8 percent to reach $12.9B year-on-year in February, the Turkish Exporters Assembly announced Thursday.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate slightly went up to 3.8060 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared with Wednesday's closing rate of 3.8010.
The euro/lira rate fell to 4.6450 on Thursday morning, compared with 4.6460 at the previous day's close.
The price of Brent oil was $64.66 per barrel as of 09.45 a.m. local time (0645GMT) Thursday, versus $65.19 at close on Wednesday.
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.
About 45 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 24,867.00, up 0.4 percent.
Low-cost carrier to offer direct flights to Dalaman from Dublin and Bratislava starting June
"Preliminary national accounts results for 2017 show an increase of 7.8 percent in GDP... compared with 2016," Jennifer Banim, an assistant director general at the Central Statistics Office (CSO), said in a statement.