ANKARA

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,264.06 points on Wednesday, rising by 0.34% or 4.34 points from the previous close.

At Tuesday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index slipped 2.57% at 1,259.72 points, with a daily trading volume of 27.6 billion Turkish liras ($3.6 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate decreased to 7.7470 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared to 7.7560 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate went down to 9.1950 from 9.2120, while one British pound traded for 10.2960 Turkish liras, down from 10.3270 at Tuesday’s close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $43.70 as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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