ANKARA

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,467.66 points on Wednesday, rising 0.55% or 7.97 points from the previous close.

At Tuesday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index hit a new all-time high of 1,459.69 points, rising 1.42%, with a daily trading volume of 29.6 billion Turkish liras ($4 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 7.3700 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared to 7.3490 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate inched up slightly to 9.0500 from 9.0070, while one British pound traded for 9.9900 Turkish liras, up from 9.9560 at Tuesday’s close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $51.40 as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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