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UPDATE – Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul up 1.36% at Monday’s close

Turkey’s benchmark stock index closed Monday at 1,460.90 points, up by 1.36% versus the previous close.

Starting the week at 1,449.84 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index increased 19.57 points over the last week’s close of 1,441.33 points.

The total market value of the BIST 100 was around 1 trillion Turkish liras ($125 billion) by market close, with a daily trade volume of 18.2 billion Turkish liras ($2.20 billion).

During Monday’s trading, the BIST 100 hovered between 1,447.91 and 1,462.47 points, with 77 stocks on the index rising and 15 down from the previous close.

The highest trading volumes were posted by petrochemical giant Petkim, private lender Garanti BBVA, and flagship carrier Turkish Airlines.

Stocks of carton producer Kartonsan posted the largest rise with 9.97%, while shares of wheels manufacturer Jants dropped the most, 6.90%.

One ounce of gold was traded for $1,833.75 by market close, down from $1,839.50 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul’s Precious Metals and Diamond Markets.

The price of Brent crude oil was around $67.91 per barrel as of 6.10 p.m. local time (1510GMT) on Monday.

Exchange Rates Friday Monday

USD/TRY 8.2350 8.2580

EUR/TRY 10.0070 10.5010

GBP/TRY 11.5360 11.7080

Source: Anadolu Agency