By Muhammed Ali Gurtas
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended the day down 0.11% to close at 105,033.02 points on Monday.
Starting the week at 105,700.30 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index dropped 119.15 points from 105,152.17 points at Friday's close.
On a weekly basis, the benchmark index posted a 4.90% hike last week. At the beginning of this year, the BIST 100 stood around 89,000 points.
An ounce of gold sold for $1,488.00 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, versus $1,495.50 at the previous close.
The price of Brent oil was $60.18 per barrel as of 6.30 p.m. local time (1530GMT) on Monday — with a day range of $60.11 to $61.55.
At the beginning of 2019, a barrel of Brent oil sold for around $53.