Turkish stock exchange opens week on high note

ANKARA: Trkiye's benchmark stock index opened Monday at 9,639.23 points, rising 0.21%, or 20.40 points, from the previous close. On Friday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index surged 5.37% to record closing high of 9,618.83 points with a daily transaction volume of 124 billion Turkish liras ($3.86 billion). The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 32.0350 as of 10.01 a.m. local time (0701GMT), the euro/lira exchange rate stood at 34.7044, while a British pound traded for 40.4523 liras. Brent crude oil was selling for around $89.59 per barrel, while the price of an ounce of gold was $2,353.55. Source: Anadolu Agency