World Bulletin / News Desk
The banking and holding sector indices rose 0.07 percent and 0.02 percent, respectively.
Among all sector indices, the leasing factoring sector index was the best performer -- gaining 0.68 percent. The real estate investment trusts sector index saw the biggest fall as it went down 0.37 percent.
On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index closed at 116,842.44, up 0.11 percent, or 132.51 points, with a 5.42-billion-Turkish lira ($1.43 billion) trade volume.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate went up to 3.8050 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, compared with Wednesday's closing rate of 3.7960.
The euro/lira rate rose to 4.7250, compared with 4.7160 at the previous day's close.
The price of Brent oil was $64.36 per barrel as of 09.45 a.m. local time (0645GMT) Thursday, versus $64.34 at the close on Wednesday.
Listed shares in BIST 100 rise 0.01 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira rate climbs over 3.90; EUR/TRY stands at 4.80
Turkey bridges Muslim world and West, according to General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions
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.
Low-cost carrier to offer direct flights to Dalaman from Dublin and Bratislava starting June
"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.
Unemployment rate falls 2.3 percentage points year-on-year in December to 10.4 pct
"It is time to forget about ideological trench warfare," Francois Villeroy de Galhau told a Frankfurt conference.
In January, euro area and EU28's industrial production drops in January compared to previous month, Eurostat says
In a statement, Siemens said it had signed an accord with APEX, Brazil's Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, committing to a string of projects to "unleash a new cycle of sustainable growth" in the country of 207 million people.
The US supply increase is expected to come as the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries, dominated by oil giant Saudi Arabia, works with Russia to slash output after prices for crude plummeted to around $30 per barrel in 2016 from over $100 two years earlier.
Emerging trends, challenges and business opportunities in Islamic finance industry will be discussed during 2-day event
BIST 100 rises 0.05 percent, US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stays put, euro/lira exchange rate goes up
Turkey and Sudan can build joint industrial zones, says Turkish technology minister