World Bulletin / News Desk
The BIST 100 index gained 242.79 points to open at 76,386.39 points on Thursday morning during its first transactions.
The benchmark index increased by 0.32 percent on the third trading day of the week. The banking sector index rose by 0.54 percent while the holding sector index declined by 0.07 percent.
Among all the sector indices, the leasing and factoring sector index increased the most, by 0.84 percent. The wood paper printing index saw the biggest drop, 0.67 percent, in initial transactions.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate decreased to 3.5610 at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630 GMT) on Thursday, compared with 3.5830 at Wednesday's close.
Gold held at $1,178.37 an ounce.
The U.S. crude futures rose by 0.15 percent to stand at $53.18 a barrel, while benchmark Brent crude futures slipped by 0.28 percent to reach $56.30.
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
BIST 100 slips 0.15 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.0460
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.