ISTANBUL

Turkey’s benchmark stock index started the week at 114,711.23 points on Monday, up by 0.97%, or 1,099.34 points.

At Friday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was up 0.99% at 113,611.89 points with a record daily trading volume of 28.44 billion Turkish liras ($4.15 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.8470 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Monday, compared to 6.8440 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 7.6660 from 7.6850 and one British pound traded for 8.4930 Turkish liras, down from 8.5290 at the last week’s close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $42.20 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Monday.

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