Turkish stock exchange up at open
Benchmark index gains 34 points at opening session
By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) - Türkiye's benchmark stock index opened Monday at 7,434.53 points, up by 0.46%, or 33.96 points, from last week’s close.
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index closed Friday at a historical-high closing level of 7,400.57 points, soaring 2.48%, with a daily trading volume of 136.4 billion liras ($5.05 billion)
The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 27.0030 as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT), the euro/lira exchange rate stood at 29.6420, and a British pound traded for 34.3550 Turkish liras.
Brent crude oil was selling for around $86.10 per barrel, while the price of an ounce of gold was $1,971.35.
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