Turkey shares lower at close of trade; BIST 100 down 1.65%

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Turkey shares lower at close of trade; BIST 100 down 1.65%

Investing.com – Turkey equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Transport and Real Estate Investments sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 lost 1.65% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BIST 100 were Soda Sanayi AS (IS: SODA ), which rose 3.79% or 0.270 points to trade at 7.400 at the close. Koza Altin Isletmeleri AS (IS: KOZAL ) added 2.79% or 1.40 points to end at 51.55 and BIM Birlesik Magazalar AS (IS: BIMAS ) was up 1.71% or 1.45 points to 86.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Turk Telekomunikasyon AS (IS: TTKOM ), which lost 6.37% or 0.24 points to trade at 3.53 in late trade. Ihlas Holding AS (IS: IHLAS ) declined 6.25% or 0.020 points to end at 0.300 and Is Gayrimenkul Yatirim Ortakligi AS (IS: ISGYO ) shed 5.77% or 0.060 points to 0.980.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 316 to 64 and 26 ended unchanged on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.54% or 6.95 to $1291.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.82% or 0.38 to hit $46.16 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $54.89 a barrel.

USD/TRY was up 2.03% to 5.5013, while EUR/TRY rose 2.47% to 6.2660.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 95.925.

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