World Bulletin / News Desk
On the fourth transaction day of the week, the banking and holding sector indices increased 1.32 percent and 0.33 percent, respectively.
Among all sector indices, the wood/paper/print sector index posted the best performance, up 1.94 percent, while the telecommunications sector index suffered the worst drop, down 0.69 percent.
On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 closed at 102,157.88, up 0.61 percent, or 617.49 points, with a 6.8 billion Turkish lira ($1.54 billion) trade volume.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate reached 4.4530 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, rising from 4.4180 at Wednesday's close.
The euro/lira exchange rate rose to 5.2580 by market open -- from 5.2160 at the previous close -- and one British pound traded for 6.0400 Turkish liras versus 5.9820 at the previous close.
The price of Brent oil reached $79.41 per barrel as of 6.00 p.m. local time (1500GMT) Thursday, up by more than 1.5 percent from $78.13 at the previous close. It was over $110 in the first half of 2014 and around $60 by the end of 2014. It was at its lowest level in the beginning of 2016, at $34.70.
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
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