Turkish stocks down at midweek’s open
Türkiye’s benchmark stock index opened Wednesday at 4,803.11 points, down by 0.17%, or 8.35 points, from the previous close.
Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index closed Tuesday at 4,811.45 points, a steep fall of 3.73%, with a daily trading volume of 54 billion Turkish liras ($2.82 billion).
The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 19.1250 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT), the euro/lira exchange rate stood at 20.6960, while a British pound traded for 23.5725 Turkish liras.
Brent crude oil was selling for around $78.48 per barrel, while the price of an ounce of gold was $1,977.9.