World Bulletin / News Desk
Asian and European stock markets mostly rebounded Friday from a sell-off the previous day, while the dollar and pound extended gains on growing expectations of hikes in US and British interest rates.
But they shifted back into buying mode Friday, with Frankfurt, London and Paris pushing higher ahead of the weekend.
European investor sentiment was also buoyed after eurozone ministers struck a long-delayed deal with Greece on Thursday to unlock badly-needed rescue cash.
Meanwhile, Tokyo was also boosted by a surge in the dollar against the yen.
The greenback has rallied around two percent against the yen from lows touched before the Federal Reserve on Wednesday lifted borrowing costs and indicated further tightening of monetary policy.
The central bank also outlined plans to suck cash out of the financial system by scaling back the bonds on its balance sheet.
Tokyo's Nikkei index closed up 0.6 percent, with the yen weakening after the Bank of Japan refused to alter its accommodative monetary policy.
However, governor Haruhiko Kuroda is facing pressure to provide some guidance on its future plans as the economy improves and concerns grow about a widening gap between US and Japanese rates.
Treasury reports central government debt stock in April rises 15.8 pct year-on-year, reaching $226.8 billion
Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom spoke ahead of talks of the EU's 28 trade ministers to discuss an attempt to woo the US away from punishing steel and aluminium tariffs and win Europe a similar break as handed China.
BIST 100 rises 0.45 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.5760
Sberbank of Russia will cease to be shareholder in Denizbank, fifth-largest private bank in Turkey
Assets abroad up 1.1 percent March 2018 end, from end of 2017, says Turkish Central Bank
BIST 100 falls 0.24 pct; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.5500
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
Emerging market monetary policy could tighten more than expected as global monetary conditions normalize, says ratings agency