Turkey’s benchmark ISE National 100 Index (XU100) fell 1.3 percent to 53,806.64 at the close in Istanbul, trimming this week’s gains to 5.4 percent.
The following stocks were active. Stock symbols are in parentheses.
Akenerji Elektrik Uretim AS (AKENR) , the utility put up for sale by owners CEZ AS of the Czech Republic and Akkok Group of Turkey, surged 6.2 percent to 2.22 liras after Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Turkey will see a “serious investment” in the energy sector in coming days.
Park Elektrik Uretim Madencilik Sanayi & Ticaret AS (PRKME TI), the power producer owned by Ciner Holding, gained 3.1 percent to 3.72 liras, while the index (XELKT) of Turkish electricity producers added 3.2 percent, its biggest gain since August.
Karsan Otomotiv Sanayii & Ticaret AS (KARSN) , runner-up in its bid to provide taxicabs for New York City, jumped 8.7 percent to 1.25 liras after Hurriyet reported New York’s Committee for Taxi Safety filed a complaint against the city’s decision to award the contract to Nissan Motor (7201) Co.
Turcas Petrol AS (TRCAS) , an energy company, gained 2.2 percent to 2.34 liras after Chairman Erdal Aksoy said the company was in talks with Russia’s OAO Gazprom (GAZP) on supplying gas and power to Turcas.
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