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Turkish stocks goes up at close
Turkish stocks goes up at close

BIST 100 index goes up 0.53 pct at daily close, rising nearly 520 points from previous close  

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's benchmark stock index closed Monday up 0.53 percent at 99,252.84 points with a total trading volume of around 9.8 billion Turkish liras ($2.2 billion).

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index ended the day with a 518.96-point rise from Friday's close at 98,733.89 points, while it started the week at 99,596.10 points.

On Monday, the USD/TRY exchange was 4.5880 as of 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT), slightly up from last week's close at 4.5820.

The euro/lira exchange rate stood at 5.3960 by market close, versus 5.3910 at Friday's close, and one British pound traded for 6.0990 Turkish liras, while the GBP/TRY rate was 6.0980 at the previous close.

As of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT), the price of Brent oil stood at $77.75 per barrel -- hovering between $77.04 and $77.97 during the day -- versus around $66 at the beginning of this year.

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