World Bulletin / News Desk
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose 350.32 points in the opening session. On Wednesday, the index was up 0.25 percent to close at 110,454.67 points, with a 5.5 billion Turkish liras (nearly $1.44 billion) trade volume.
At the opening session on Thursday morning, the banking and holding sector indices increased 0.53 and 0.05 percent, respectively.
Among all sector indices, the leasing and factoring sector index was the best performer, rising 1.47 percent, while the food and beverage sector index saw the biggest decline, falling 0.11 percent.
One U.S. dollar traded for 3.8320 Turkish liras as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Thursday, compared with Wednesday's closing USD/TRY rate of 3.8290.
The EUR/TRY rose to 4.5520 on Thursday morning, compared to 4.5370 at the close on Wednesday.
The price of Brent oil hovered around $64.50 per barrel as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Thursday, compared with its previous close at $64.56.
Last month, central government debt stock surged 19.5 pct year-on-year, reaching $209 billion, says Treasury
Greece posts highest ratio of government debt to GDP at 180 pct in first quarter
July’s export figure important to catch country's target of $173 billion for 2018, head of exporters' assembly says
COMESA Summit 2018 final communique urges ratification of tripartite free trade agreement
Turkey produced 18.9M tons of crude steel in Jan-June, says country's steel producers association
Property sales to foreigners see yearly increase of 23 pct from January to June, according to official report
US uranium production dropped from 49 percent in 1987 to 5 percent today
Chileshe Kapwepwe from Zambia becomes first woman to head trade bloc
Last month, inflation among EA19 countries rose to 2 percent, up 1.3 percent from same month last year, says Eurostat
BIST 100 climbs 0.10 pct, while Turkish lira gains value against foreign currencies
Nearly 8.5 million new passenger cars were registered in EU in first half of 2018, says manufacturers' association
Economic partnership agreement is biggest ever negotiated by EU and will create an open trade zone
BIST 100 rises 0.08 pct; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.8420
The dollar was up versus the yen but down against the euro and pound, with all eyes on US President Donald Trump's summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Tax revenues totals nearly $72.1 billion while interest payments amounts to over $8.2 billion in January-June period