World Bulletin / News Desk
On the last transaction day of the week, the banking and holding sector indices gained 0.24 percent and 0.19 percent, respectively.
Among all sector indices, the electricity sector index posted the best performance, up 0.80 percent, while the telecommunication sector index suffered the worst drop, down 0.23 percent.
On Thursday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 closed at 101,869.35, down 0.28 percent, or 288.54 points, with a 6.2 billion Turkish lira ($1.3 billion) trade volume.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 4.4570 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Friday, compared with 4.4550 at Thursday's close.
The euro/lira exchange rate stood at 5.2630 by market open -- from 5.2600 at the previous close -- and one British pound traded for 6.0410 Turkish liras versus 6.0270 at the previous close.
The price of Brent oil reached $79.41 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) Friday. At the previous close, it topped the $80 level for the first time since October 2014.
His comments came after a joint statement issued in Washington said Beijing had agreed to reduce its trade deficit, "significantly" increasing purchases of American goods.
Euro area goods trade surplus reaches over $60B, EU28 deficit at $7.5B, official figures show
Property sales in April down 9.9 pct year-on-year, according to official data; sales to foreigners surge 25.8 pct
European stock markets meanwhile rose as the euro weakened against the dollar, but Wall Street pulled back in early New York trading.
BIST 100 climbs 0.44 pct; foreign currency exchange rates rise against lira
Banks' total assets reach over $42 billion as of March
Industrial output jumps 9.8 percent in Q1 and 7.6 percent in March year-on-year, official figures show
BIST 100 slightly increases by 0.07 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.4680
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Further policy action is needed to more decisively boost domestic investment, which would also support external rebalancing.
Gap stood at $4.8 billion in March with 12-month rolling deficit of $55.4 billion
Automotive exports rise to $11.3 billion in first 4 months of 2018
Finance Minister Naci Agbal says Turkish banks are careful to abide by rules of international institutions
BIST 100 rises 0.09 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.2450