Turkey shares higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 2.54%

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Turkey shares higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 2.54%
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Investing.com – Turkey equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Transport , Technology and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 rose 2.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BIST 100 were Tesco Kipa Kitle Pazarlama Ticaret Lojistik ve Gida Sanayi AS (IS: KIPA ), which rose 11.00% or 0.460 points to trade at 4.640 at the close. Alcatel Lucent Teletas Telekomunikasyon AS (IS: ALCTL ) added 7.81% or 0.570 points to end at 7.870 and Global Yatirim Holding AS (IS: GLYHO ) was up 6.09% or 0.240 points to 4.180 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TAV Havalimanlari Holding (IS: TAVHL ), which lost 1.24% or 0.28 points to trade at 22.34 in late trade. Kordsa Global Endustriyel Iplik ve Kord Bezi Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS: KORDS ) declined 0.79% or 0.06 points to end at 7.54 and Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayi AS (IS: AEFES ) shed 0.08% or 0.02 points to 26.34.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 345 to 41 and 21 ended unchanged on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.13% or 1.70 to $1332.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.15% or 0.09 to hit $61.70 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $65.28 a barrel.

USD/TRY was down 0.29% to 3.7874, while EUR/TRY fell 0.44% to 4.6673.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 89.77.

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