Turkey shares higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 0.85%

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Turkey shares higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 0.85%

Investing.com – Turkey equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Leasing & Factoring , Banking and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 added 0.85%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BIST 100 were Turkiye Halk Bankasi (IS: HALKB ), which rose 10.39% or 0.94 points to trade at 9.99 at the close. Hurriyet Gazetecilik ve Matbaacilik AS (IS: HURGZ ) added 10.37% or 0.140 points to end at 1.490 and SASA Polyester Sanayi AS (IS: SASA ) was up 3.47% or 0.490 points to 14.620 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ihlas Holding AS (IS: IHLAS ), which lost 5.77% or 0.030 points to trade at 0.490 in late trade. Galatasaray Sportif Sinai ve Ticari Yatirimlar AS (IS: GSRAY ) declined 4.42% or 0.11 points to end at 2.38 and Metro Ticari ve Mali Yatirimlar Holding AS (IS: METRO ) shed 2.97% or 0.030 points to 0.980.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 199 to 158 and 53 ended unchanged on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.87% or 11.60 to $1328.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.63% or 0.40 to hit $63.77 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.72% or 0.49 to trade at $68.51 a barrel.

USD/TRY was up 0.90% to 4.0358, while EUR/TRY rose 0.59% to 4.9415.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 90.19.

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