Turkey shares lower at close of trade; BIST 100 down 0.46%

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Turkey shares lower at close of trade; BIST 100 down 0.46%
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Investing.com – Turkey equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Banking , Telecoms and Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 lost 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BIST 100 were Dogan Sirketler Grubu Holding AS (IS: DOHOL ), which rose 19.54% or 0.170 points to trade at 1.040 at the close. Hurriyet Gazetecilik ve Matbaacilik AS (IS: HURGZ ) added 19.51% or 0.240 points to end at 1.470 and Sekerbank TAS (IS: SKBNK ) was up 7.01% or 0.110 points to 1.680 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bizim Toptan Satis Magazalari AS (IS: BIZIM ), which lost 2.82% or 0.24 points to trade at 8.26 in late trade. Kardemir Karabuk Demir Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS Class D (IS: KRDMD ) declined 2.42% or 0.100 points to end at 4.040 and Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi AS (IS: ULKER ) shed 2.41% or 0.56 points to 22.70.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 212 to 138 and 59 ended unchanged on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.46% or 6.10 to $1327.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.95% or 0.62 to hit $64.55 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.60% or 0.42 to trade at $69.05 a barrel.

USD/TRY was up 0.83% to 3.9419, while EUR/TRY rose 0.61% to 4.8542.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 89.46.

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