World Bulletin / News Desk
On the first transaction day of the week, the banking and holding sector indices rose 0.15 percent and 0.17 percent, respectively.
Among all sector indices, the leasing factoring sector index was the best performer, rising 0.84 percent, while the sports sector index was the worst, down 0.94 percent.
At last week's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 closed at 116,859.19, up 0.66 percent, or 772.88 points, with a 5.63-billion-Turkish lira ($1.48 billion) trade volume.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange dropped to 3.8120 as of 09.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Monday, from 3.8220 at Friday's close.
The euro/lira exchange rate also fell to 4.6940 on Monday, compared to 4.7040 at the previous close.
The price of Brent oil rose over 1.6 percent to reach $64.58 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Monday, compared to $63.55 at Friday.
Turkey's annual inflation stood at 10.26 percent in February, down from 10.35 percent the previous month, the Turkish Statistical Institute announced on Monday.
Cement exports have gone up 6.9 percent to reach around 8 million tons, year-on-year, in 2017
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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.
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Listed shares in BIST 100 rise 0.01 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira rate climbs over 3.90; EUR/TRY stands at 4.80
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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.
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"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.