World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's benchmark stock index BIST 100 gained 0.16 percent or 171.79 points to open at 106,431.77 points on Wednesday.
The banking and holding sector indices were up 0.12 and 0.16 percent, respectively.
Among all sectors, textile/leather sector index was the best performer, gaining 1.74 percent, while the construction sector index saw the biggest fall, going down 0.39 percent.
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index previously closed Tuesday up 0.99 percent, hitting 106,259.99 points.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate went down to 3.8540 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Wednesday, compared with Tuesday's close of 3.8690.
The euro/Turkish lira rate also decreased to 4.5640 on Wednesday morning, down from 4.5800 at the close on Tuesday.
The Brent oil price slightly went down to $62.65 per barrel on Wednesday morning, down from $62.66 at the close of previous trading day.
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
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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.
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Hong Kong and China ended down after fluctuating through the morning on data showing the world's number two economy expanded in January-March at the same rate as the previous three months.
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London's FTSE 100 index fell 0.1 percent to 7,254.83 points, with UK advertising giant WPP diving four percent after chief executive Martin Sorrell resigned over the weekend.