World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's benchmark stock index started the midweek trading day down 0.15 percent or 140.85 points to open at 94,296.01 points on Wednesday.
The banking and holding sector indices fell 0.36 and 0.34 percent, respectively. The textile leather sector index showed the top performance at the open -- up 0.93 percent -- while the BIST banking index saw the worst opening.
On Tuesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose 1.50 percent to 94,436.87 points with a trading volume of 6.4 billion Turkish liras ($1.3 billion), hovering between 92,288.59 points and 94,743.17 points during the sessions.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 4.7530 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared with Tuesday's closing rate of 4.7500.
The euro/lira rate rose to 5.5070 on Wednesday morning, versus 5.4970 at the previous close, while one British pound was traded for 6.2710 Turkish liras, up from 6.2630 at Tuesday's close.
The price of Brent oil was $75.48 per barrel as of 10:15 a.m. local time (0715GMT) Wednesday, -- hovering between $74.90 and $75.50 during the day -- while it was around $66 at the beginning of this year.
Last month, inflation among EA19 countries rose to 2 percent, up 1.3 percent from same month last year, says Eurostat
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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.