World Bulletin / News Desk
The banking and holding sector indices were up 0.26 and 0.18 percent, respectively.
Among all sectors, the stock exchange investment trusts sector index was the best performer, gaining 0.78 percent, while the textile and leather sector index was the sole loser, dropping 0.52 percent.
Turkey's benchmark stock index previously closed the day down 0.90 percent to reach 105,303.94 points on Wednesday.
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 956.05 points from Tuesday's close of 105,303.94 points with a total trading volume of 5.4 billion Turkish liras (nearly $1.4 billion).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate went up to 3.8620 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, compared with Wednesday's close of 3.8500.
The euro/Turkish lira rate also rose to 4.5580 on Thursday morning, up from 4.5470 at the close on Wednesday.
Meanwhile the price of Brent oil price fell to $61.36 per barrel on Thursday morning, down from $62.04 at the close of the previous trading day.
Nearly 8.5 million new passenger cars were registered in EU in first half of 2018, says manufacturers' association
Economic partnership agreement is biggest ever negotiated by EU and will create an open trade zone
BIST 100 rises 0.08 pct; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.8420
The dollar was up versus the yen but down against the euro and pound, with all eyes on US President Donald Trump's summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Tax revenues totals nearly $72.1 billion while interest payments amounts to over $8.2 billion in January-June period
BIST 100 rises over 700 points; USD/TRY exchange rate stays at 4.8360
Country's egg, chicken, turkey, and meat production climbed in May on yearly basis, says official data
BIST 100 rises over 400 points, while USD/TRY exchange rate drops to 4.8460
Saudi Arabia intends to invest as much as $10 billion in South Africa’s economy, with a focus on energy projects
Share of young people in Turkey age 15-24 who are not in employment, education, or training down 4.5 pct in Q1 year-on-year
Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak says effective Central Bank is among main policy targets of new era
The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said the 19-country single currency bloc would expand by 2.1 percent in 2018, lower than the 2.3 percent forecast just weeks ago in early May.
Country's central government research and development expenditures rise by 17.5 percent year-on-year in 2017
The IEA welcomed in its July report last month's agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia to open the taps in order to bring prices down from multi-year highs.
In its monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said buoyant world trade in 2017 and 2018 had helped impulse economic growth, and therefore demand for crude.
12-month rolling deficit stands at $57.6 billion, Turkish central bank says