World Bulletin / News Desk
The stock market opened lower Thursday extending its losses.
The Dow fell 38 points to begin trading at 20,568 points and the S&P 500 lost 2 points to 2,354 points. The two indexes declined around 1.8 percent on Wednesday, marking their worst single-day performances since September.
The Nasdaq decreased 11 points to start the day at 5,999 points, after losing 2.5 percent Wednesday -- its biggest single-day decline since June.
The recent developments surrounding President Donald Trump have adversely affected the confidence of investors, according to experts.
Trump reportedly asked former FBI Director James Comey in February to terminate an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's Russia contacts.
Frankfurt equities sagged despite a rally for shares in German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp, which announced a deal with Indian group Tata to merge their steel operations in Europe.
BIST 100 index drops 0.02 pct while US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands over 3.48
The move was seen as a bid to weather US-imposed sanctions on the embattled country.
Regulators decided in May to fine Banco Popolare di Vicenza a total of 11.2 million euros ($13.4 million), the ECB said in a press release.
BIST 100 index rises slightly 0.09 pct while US dollar/Turkish lira rate falls to 3.43
BIST 100 index rises 0.10 pct while US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands around 3.46
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index goes down 0.89 pct at close, USD/TRY rate stands around at 3.44
The International Energy Agency also said production by the OPEC cartel and its allies fell in August and compliance with their pact to cut supply to the markets increased.
BIST 100 index rises 0.11 pct while US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands around 3.40
Loan to be used to increase domestic savings, enhance economic participation, ensure sustainable growth, says Treasury
Demand, government incentives, reforms cited as reasons for better-than-expected GDP growth