Turkish stock exchange up at open
Benchmark index gains 26.3 points at opening session
By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) — Türkiye's benchmark stock index opened Tuesday at 7,763.70 points, up 0.34%, or 26.32 points, from last week's close.
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index closed Monday at 7,737.38 points, up 0.3%, with a daily trading volume of 168.57 billion Turkish liras ($6.2 billion).
The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 27.0590 as of 10.45 a.m. local time (0745GMT), while the euro/lira rate stood at 29.5780 and a British pound traded for 34.3690 liras.
Brent crude oil was selling for around $85.98 per barrel, while the price of an ounce of gold was $1,936.05.
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