World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's stock exchange went slightly down 0.04 percent, or 41.73 points, to open at 109,211.46 points on Thursday.
The banking sector indices gained 0.09 percent and the holding sector indices declined 0.30 percent.
The leasing factoring sector index posted the best performance, up 1.60 percent, while the real estate investment trusts sector index saw the largest fall, losing 0.44 percent.
On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 closed at 109,253.20, down 1.32 percent, or 1,459.50 points, with a 8.9 billion Turkish lira ($2.1 billion) trade volume.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange slightly rose to 4.1580 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday. It was 4.1480 at Wednesday's close.
The euro/lira exchange rate went up to 5.1470 on Thursday, versus to 5.1370 at the previous close.
The price of Brent oil climbed to $72.28 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Thursday, compared to $72.06 per barrel as of 07.30 p.m. local time (0430GMT) on Wednesday.
Turkish economy minister says growth will 'most likely' surpass 7 percent in first quarter of 2018
Net profit at the Frankfurt-based group fell 79 percent year-on-year to 120 million euros ($146 million).
BIST 100 index falls by over 2 percent at close, going down some 2,600 points from previous close
Policy rate, also known as one-week repo rate, remains same at 8 percent; lending rate rises 0.75 percent points
BIST 100 increases 0.29 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.0850
Local units operating in manufacturing industry work at 77.3 pct capacity in April, says Central Bank
Public sector net borrowing falls by 3.5 billion pounds in 2017-18 financial year, says Office of National Statistics
Indices for service, retail trade, construction sectors fall in current month compared with March: Official data
Data monitoring company IHS Markit also flagged a slight slowdown in France, where strikes were interrupting a resurgent boom on the back of government reforms.
Treasury reports central government debt stock in March rises around 15 pct year-on-year, reaching nearly $235 billion
Sales to foreigners amounted to 1,827, 15.8 pct rise year-on-year, according to official report
BIST 100 slips 0.15 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.0460
BIST 100 rises 0.01 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate drops to 4.0250
Fresh hopes that Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will hold a historic summit within months also provided some much-needed optimism.
The fund cautioned that investors and financial markets expect a steady approach to monetary tightening based on the belief inflation will remain relatively tame.