Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up over 1.8% at close

By Gokhan Ergocun

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index closed Wednesday at 98,585.29 points, soaring by 1.83%.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 96,840.62 points. As of daily close, it gained 1,774.07 points from Tuesday's close of 96,811.22 points.

The price of one ounce of gold was around $1,407.60 by market close, up from $1,391.00 at the previous close, according to Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets data.

The price of Brent crude oil was around $66.05 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) Wednesday.

Exchange Rates Tuesday Wednesday
USD/TRY 5.7100 5.7210
EUR/TRY 6.4050 6.4350
GBP/TRY 7.1290 7.1570