World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's benchmark stock index BIST 100 rose 56.55 points, or 0.05 percent, to open at 110,233.66 points on Wednesday.
The banking sector and holding sector indices gained 0.05 percent and 0.12 percent, respectively.
Among all sector indices, the construction sector index was the best performer, rising 0.73 percent, while the telecommunication sector index saw the biggest decline, falling 0.28 percent.
BIST 100 was down 0.06 percent to close at 110,177.11 points on Tuesday, with a total trading volume of 5.9 billion Turkish liras ($1.5 billion).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate increased to 3.8420 at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Wednesday, compared with 3.8270 at Tuesday's close.
The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also rose to 4.5500, compared with 4.5260 at the close on the previous day.
Brent oil price slightly rose to $63.94 per barrel at 9.00 a.m. local time (0600GMT) compared with $63.74 at Tuesday's close.
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.
Turkey's assets abroad go up 2.4 percent at end of February 2018, compared to end of 2017: Turkish Central Bank
BIST 100 decreases 0.12 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.1020
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.
For Turkey, Germany is a very important, indispensable partner: Turkish Energy Minister Albayrak says in Berlin
BIST 100 rises 0.69 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.0830
The United States, Britain and France carried out attacks at the weekend on alleged chemical weapons facilities, in response to what they say was a toxic gas attack by the Russia-backed Assad regime a week before.
Excluding interest payments, central government budget balance saw surplus of nearly $500M in first quarter of 2018
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.
The US, Britain and France carried out attacks at the weekend on alleged chemical weapons facilities, in response to what they say was a toxic gas attack by the Russia-backed Assad regime a week before.
Industrial production surges 9.9 pct year-on-year in February, official data show
BIST 100 rises 0.23 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.1020
Unemployment in January goes down 2.2 percentage points from the same month last year, says TurkStat