By Muhammed Ali Gurtas
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended the week up 0.30% to close at 94,783.14 points on Friday.
After starting the day at 94,886.81 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index surged 284.6 points from 94,498.54 points at Thursday's close.
On a weekly basis, the benchmark index posted a 2.14% decline, although it has climbed 6.65% from 88,865.01 points at the close on the first business day of 2019.
One ounce of gold was sold for $1,282 at the weekly close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, versus $1,277 at Thursday's close.
The price of Brent oil was $71.83 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) on Friday — with a day range of $71.31 to $74.42.
At the beginning of 2019, a barrel of Brent oil was sold for around $53.