By Muhammed Ali Gurtas
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Thursday up 0.52% to close at 102,447.26 points.
Starting the day at 102,311.82 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index surged 525.11 points from the midweek close at 101,922.15 points.
An ounce of gold was sold for $1,504.00 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, versus $1,492.70 at the previous close.
The price of Brent oil was $59.41 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) on Thursday, with a day range of $58.91 to $61.39.
At the beginning of 2019, a barrel of Brent oil was sold for around $53.