Turkey’s benchmark stock index up at open

ANKARA 

Turkey’s benchmark stock index started the day up 0.33% or 284.08 points to open at 87,664.50 points Thursday.

On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index fell 0.73% to close at 87,380.43 points with a daily trading volume of 5.67 billion Turkish liras ($934.5 million).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.0290 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, compared to 6.0280 at Wednesday’s close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.7690, versus 6.7460, and one British pound traded for 7.7580 Turkish liras, compared to the last close at 7.7490.

One barrel of Brent oil was sold for $72.04 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Thursday.

Source: AA