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Borsa Istanbul down at close after holiday break

Borsa Istanbul down at close after holiday break
Turkey's BIST 100 index slips nearly 40 points from previous close

By Tuba Sahin

ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index closed Tuesday down 39.74 points or 3.53% to stand at 1,087.16 points, after a four-and-a-half-day break for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day up with a 1.20% hike to open at 1,140.39 points, compared to closing at 1,126.90 points on Thursday -- last week’s final trading day.

One ounce of gold sold for $1,983.00 by market close, up from $1,962.50 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets.

The price of Brent crude oil was around $44.03 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) on Tuesday, with a day range of $43.24 to $44.11.

At the beginning of this year, a barrel of Brent oil sold for around $58.

Exchange RatesThursdayTuesday
USD/TRY6.9810
6.9690
EUR/TRY8.20308.2040
GBP/TRY9.29009.2230


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