ISTANBUL

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,377.37 points on Wednesday, decreasing slightly by 0.06 points from the previous close.

At Tuesday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was down 0.13% at 1,377.43 points, with a daily trading volume of 39.8 billion Turkish liras ($5.09 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped to 7.8700 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), from 7.8930 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate was also down to 9.3300, versus 9.3660, while one British pound traded for 10.7900 Turkish liras, down from 10.8810 at Tuesday’s close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $61.50 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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