Turkey's benchmark stock index hits 120,000 points
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index saw 120,320.47 points as of 3.10 p.m. local time (1210GMT), while the U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate hovered below 3.75.
On the morning of Jan. 25, the BIST 100 opened at 119,677.05 points, following its highest-ever close of 119,648.37 points Wednesday.
The index closed last year at 115,333.01 points on Dec. 29, 2017, and recorded a 48.3 percent annual rise compared with a close of 77,754.46 points on Jan. 2, 2017.
Since the beginning of this year, the BIST 100 has risen over 2 percent, compared with 117,524.20 points on Jan. 2, 2018.