BIST Increasing KLGYO.E 3.21 19.78 % HURGZ.E 1.06 19.10 % KLNMA.E 44.34 14.99 % PKENT.E 128.5 14.94 % TIRE.E 2.09 14.21 % Decreasing METRO.E 1.85 -19.91 % PRZMA.E 3.49 -11.20 % EUYO.E 1.13 -8.13 % GOZDE.E 3.93 -4.84 % ETILR.E 2.84 -4.70 % VIOP Most Change O_USDTRYKE1119C6050 % 328,57 O_KRDMDE1219P2.04 % -100,00 O_KRDMDE1219P2.04 % -100,00 O_KRDMDE1219P2.04 % -100,00 O_KRDMDE1219P2.04 % -100,00 Highest Open Position F_USDTRY1219 657.878 F_XAUTRYM1219 433.309 F_XU0301219 349.753 F_DOHOL1119 168.955 F_USDTRY1119 164.878
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January: Borsa İstanbul VIOP initiates market making based on revenue sharing.
January: Finans Teknopark Anonim Şirketi is established jointly by Borsa İstanbul and Boğaziçi University.
January: Borsa İstanbul signs agreements on “derivatives products” and “BIST Indices” with the London Stock Exchange.
January: Borsa İstanbul’s stake in the Sarajevo Stock Exchange increases to 9.89 percent.
February: The new listing fee schedule goes in force. Initial listing fee, previously applied on companies that go public, is cancelled.
February: The first partnership agreement on Borsa İstanbul Private Market platform is enacted between, a rising company, and STC Ventures, a venture capital company of Saudi Telecom Group.
March: Sustainability Platform Announcement is signed by the founding members.
March: Borsa İstanbul and London Metal Exchange (LME) sign two agreements. Within this framework, Borsa İstanbul acquires London Metal Exchange’s share of 2.04 percent in the London Metal Exchange’s settlement institution LCH.Clearnet. Borsa İstanbul also agrees with LME and LME’s parent company Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing for authorizing Borsa İstanbul for market data dissemination.
March: Equity Market Trading Floor, renewed with an approach emphasizing Borsa İstanbul’s technological transformation, is launched.
March: Borsa İstanbul’s Ordinary General Assembly meeting is held. At the meeting, Borsa İstanbul’s new Board is elected. At the award ceremony held following Borsa İstanbul’s General Assembly meeting, the three investment institutions that realized the highest traded value on the Debt Securities Market, Precious Metals and Diamond Market, Derivatives Market, and Equity Market in 2014 are awarded.
April: Borsa İstanbul starts to license and disseminate Merkezi Kayıt Kuruluşu (Central Registration Agency- MKK) and Takasbank data.
April: Scrap Steel Futures Contracts are introduced for trading.
April: Borsa İstanbul starts to calculate İş Bankası Affiliates Index created for İş Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş. as price and return indices in order to measure price and return performances of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. and its affiliates’ equities traded on Borsa İstanbul.
April: A data dissemination agreement is signed between Borsa İstanbul and the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan.
April: Borsa İstanbul, Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), and JTR Jewelry Exporters’ Association sign a Memorandum of Understanding, aimed at strengthening the diamond trade between Belgium and Turkey.
May: The first ETF Future Contract (FBIST BYF) starts being traded on Borsa İstanbul VIOP.
June: Borsa İstanbul İTÜ Teknoloji Anonim Şirketi is established jointly by Borsa İstanbul and Istanbul Technical University.
July: Montenegro Stock Exchange (MNSE) data start to be disseminated through Borsa İstanbul.
July: The KYD Indices, used as a benchmark for the performance of funds,  start to be calculated by Borsa İstanbul under the name BIST-KYD Indices, within the framework of the agreement signed between Turkish Institutional Investment Managers’ Association (KYD) and Borsa İstanbul.
July: Bell-ringing ceremonies, which have so far been open for companies going public only, are converted into commercial products and start being offered for all companies.
August: Datastore website (, which sells Borsa İstanbul’s historical data and end-of-day files online is launched.
August: A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between Borsa İstanbul and Pakistan Commodity Exchange (PMEX).
August: A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between Borsa İstanbul and Qatar Exchange.
September: 30 cabinets reserved for Borsa İstanbul Co-location area are sold.
September: Futures and Options Contracts on BIST30 Index start being traded on the London Stock Exchange Derivatives Market (LSEDM). 
September: A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between Borsa İstanbul and Bosna Bank International.
October: An agreement is signed with the Macedonian Stock Exchange (MSE) for disseminating MSE data through Borsa İstanbul.
October: Borsa İstanbul signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE).
October: Borsa İstanbul signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE).
November: BIST Sustainability Index, consisting of the equities of companies traded on Borsa İstanbul and have a high corporate sustainability performance, starts being calculated with a new list of 29 companies selected fromBIST 50 Index constituents.
November: A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between Borsa İstanbul and Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus.
November: In the first phase of Borsa İstanbul’s “Transformation through Technology Program”, Equity Market Trading System, Data Dissemination System, Surveillance System, Index Calculation System, Settlement and Custody System, Operational Databases and Reporting Infrastructure are renewed and introduced on BISTECH Platform. Equity Market and sub-markets are re-structured and the new listing regulation goes in force.
December: Borsa İstanbul Extraordinary General Assembly meeting is held.
December: As an indication of the international confidence in Borsa İstanbul, Turkish capital markets and the potential of the Turkish economy, Borsa İstanbul signs a strategic partnership agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). EBRD acquires a share of 10 percent in Borsa İstanbul.

2014     January: All market data of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) start being disseminated through Borsa İstanbul on a real time basis. 
January: A bell-ringing ceremony is held at Borsa İstanbul on the occasion of the strategic cooperation agreement signed between Borsa İstanbul and NASDAQ.
February: Operation of the Public Disclosure Platform is transferred to Merkezi Kayıt Kuruluşu A.Ş. 
March: Takasbank begins providing central counterparty (CCP) services for VIOP.
March: The type of single stock options contracts traded on VIOP is changed from American to European.
March: Borsa İstanbul’s first Ordinary General Assembly meeting is held. 
April: Primary Data Center is launched.
May: Dollar/TRY options contracts are introduced for trading on VIOP.
June: Borsa İstanbul signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Diamond Mark Foundation® (WDMF) to implement the programs of the World Diamond Mark in Turkey.
July: Efforts to transfer Equity Market members from EXAPI order transmission channel to FIXAPI channel are finalized.
July: Participation 50 and Participation Model Portfolio Indices start being calculated. 
August: Lunch break is cancelled for the contracts other than single stock and index contracts traded on VIOP.
August: Private sector debt securities market making system is introduced in the Debt Securities Market.
September: A strategic cooperation agreement is signed between Borsa İstanbul and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange.
September: Mini Index options contracts are introduced for trading on VIOP. 
September: Groundbreaking ceremony for Borsa İstanbul Finance and Technology Campus, which will bring together Borsa İstanbul, Merkezi Kayıt Kuruluşu and Takasbank under the same roof as part of İstanbul International Financial Center project, is held.
October: Precious Metals and Diamond Markets moves to Kuyumcukent.
October: “Regulation Regarding the Principles of Exchange Business Activities of Borsa İstanbul A.Ş.” and “Regulation Regarding the Principles of Precious Metals and Precious Stones Exchange Business Activities of Borsa İstanbul A.Ş.” is published in the Official Gazette no. 29150 dated October 19, 2014.
November: BIST Sustainability Index, including companies with a high sustainability performance from BIST 30, starts being calculated.
November: Council of Ministers’ decision no. 2014/6747 regarding the public offering of Borsa İstanbul A.Ş.’s (B) group shares owned by the Turkish Treasury is published in the Official Gazette no. 29175, dated November 14, 2014. Such (B) group shares will not exceed 42.75 percent of Borsa İstanbul A.Ş.’s capital, and will be offered to the public by December 31, 2015.
November: The world’s first web-based private market developed by a stock exchange, Borsa İstanbul Private Market, is launched with a bell-ringing ceremony organized by Endeavor Turkey, İstanbul Chamber of Commerce, and Borsa İstanbul during the official opening of the Global Entrepreneurship Week.
December: Futures contracts on Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) SASX 10 Index are launched. 
December: All-time-high in VIOP Dollar/TRY futures contracts traded value: TL 474.8 million
All-time-high in VIOP number of orders entered daily: 265,405.
December: The agreement regulating the distribution of Merkezi Kayıt Kuruluşu and Takasbank data through Borsa İstanbul is signed by Borsa İstanbul, MKK and Takasbank. 
December: Borsa İstanbul and London Stock Exchange sign a Memorandum of Understanding for offering futures and options contracts on BIST 30 Index and single stocks on London Stock Exchange, and for London Clearing House (LCH.Clearnet), a participation of the London Stock Exchange, to act as counter party in the trading of such products.



January: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with Japan Exchange Group.
February: BIST Bokerage Houses, BIST Construction and BIST Mining Indices started to be calculated.
April: Upon the registration of the Articles of Association of Borsa İstanbul by the Trade Registry, the legal entities of İstanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası and İstanbul Gold Exchange were terminated and the two institutions merged under a single roof.
April: The official opening of Borsa İstanbul was realized with a bell ceremony organized at Borsa İstanbul premises.
April: The abbreviation “İMKB” used in the titles of the indices were changed to “BIST”.
April: The beginning of the first trading session of Equity Market were rescheduled as 9:15.
April: The launch and signing ceremony for Listingİstanbul program, which refers to the entire promotion, informing, communication and marketing activities and processes aimed at attracting more foreign companies to Borsa İstanbul,were held at Borsa İstanbul.
May: BIST-100 Index hit the all-time high level of 93,178.87.
May:  A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with Tirana Stock Exchange.
July: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Borsa İstanbul and NASDAQ OMX.
July: Borsa İstanbul was authorized to disseminate Sarajevo Stock Exchange data, from 1st of January 2014, both locally and abroad under the terms of the data distribution agreement signed.
August: The design of the Public Disclosure Platform (PDP) website ( was renewed.
August: The trading platforms of Turkish Derivatives Exchange (TURKDEX) and Borsa İstanbul  Derivatives Market (VIOP) merged. All futures and options contracts started to be traded under the same platform at VIOP.
September: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM).
September: The Equity Market hit a record high with the daily trading value of TL 7,410,103,150.
September: Borsa İstanbul Finance and Economy Conference (BIFEC) was held at Borsa İstanbul.
October: Order transmission to Equity Market trading system through FIX application in addition to the ExAPI terminals started.
October: Borsa İstanbul signed a cooperation agreement with Ethical Investment Research Services Limited (EIRIS) to create the BIST Sustainability Index.
October: In consequence of the cooperation between the World Bank and Undersecretariat of Treasury, World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center was launched at Borsa İstanbul premises.
December: BIST SME Industrial Index started to be calculated.
December: Borsa İstanbul became a shareholder of Montenegro Stock Exchange (MNSE) by acquiring 24.39 percent of its capital.
December: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with Karachi Stock Exchange.
December: A reception was held at Borsa İstanbul premises on the occasion of 140. Anniversary of the official inauguration of securities trading.
December: Borsa İstanbul Derivatives Market (VIOP) hit a record high with TL 3,239,319,521 of daily trading value following its merger with Turkish Derivatives Exchange (TURKDEX) trading platform.
December: Borsa İstanbul signed a strategic partnership agreement with NASDAQ OMX.
December: Borsa İstanbul’s Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting was held.




January:  İbrahim M. TURHAN, Ph.D. was appointed as the Chairman and CEO of the Istanbul Stock Exchange on January 1, 2012 for a term of four years.
March: İMKB launched the Financial Education Platform “Conscious Investor”.
May: Initial Public Offering (IPO) Index started to be calculated.
May: İstanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası (İMKB) Free Trade Platform was launched.
September: Discount and Turbo Certificates were launched.
October: İMKB became a member of the Intermarket Surveillance Group (ISG).
October: İMKB was re-elected as the board member of WFE.
December: Equity Repo Market was launched.
December: İMKB Derivatives Market (VIOP) was launched.




January: İMKB launched the Automatic Circuit Breaker System.
January: Establishment of The Interbank Repo-Reverse Repo Market.
April: New regulation on the sale methods in the Primary Market to be initially listed on the Exchange.
•Book Building and Sale with a Fixed Price Method (Fixed Price Method)
•Book Building and Sale with Variable Price Method (Variable Price Method)
July:İMKB launched the Dividend Indices




May-December: IPO Summit Turkey
July: Inauguration of Continuous Auction via Market Making Trading Mechanism
October-November: Stocks started to be traded as classified into A, B, C groups, Implementation of Unconditional Order Cancellation, Initiation of Phase I of Reducement in Price Ticks
Bonds & Bills Market: Offering Market for Qualified Investors, The Interbank Repo-Reverse Repo Market, Repo Market for Specified Securities were established
December: 25. Anniversary of the İMKB




February: City Indices launched for 9 cities
March: The Emerging Companies Market was established.
May: Public Disclosure Platform launched
2009 August: İMKB Emerging Companies Market Regulation was published with an aim to provide an organized and transparent market for trading of companies with growth and development potential.




October: Mr. Hüseyin Erkan was elected as the Working Committee Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).




April: International Bonds Market has started its operations within the İMKB Foreign Securities Market on April 16, 2007. In the Market, listed Turkish Sovereign Eurobonds have been traded.
August: İMKB started to calculate the Corporate Governance Index.
October: The “Memorandum of Understanding” was signed between the İMKBand the Shanghai Stock Exchange on October 16, 2007.
November: Appointment of Mr. Huseyin ERKAN as Chairman and CEO of the İMKB.




December: As of December 27, 2006, the İMKB International Market and its submarkets (Depositary Receipts Market and International Market Bonds and Bills Market) was closed.




February: İMKB Executive Council has decided to launch a new index namely "İMKB Corporate Governance Index".
March: Between March 28-29, 2005, the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Member States' stock exchanges representatives and OIC institutions met in Istanbul, Turkey for the first round-table meeting among the stock exchanges of the OIC Member States.




November: The "ETFs Market" was established with an aim to provide an organized and transparent market for trading of participation certificates of the ETFs.




March: All orders submitted to the Stock Market for all stocks and during all sessions have been required to include customer account numbers.
March: Regional Markets and New Companies Market were renamed as Second National Market and New Economy Market, respectively.




August: Stocks of companies, trading of which were suspended by the İMKB for the reason that the disclosure requirements have not been fulfilled resulting with uncertaines preventing the formation of a health market, started to be traded off-exchange in line with the regulations entitled "Principles concerning off-exchange trading of stocks exchange trading of which have been suspended by the İMKB" published on July 19, 2004.
November: Osman Birsen was re-appointed as İMKB Chairman & CEO.




October: The “Memorandum of Understanding” signed between the Korea Stock Exchange and the İMKB in 1996, has been renewed indefinitely on October 18, 2001.
December: Transition to Ex-API system within the framework of the Wide Area Network has started gradually.




May: İMKB participated in the capital of the Kyrgyz Stock Exchange by 27.4 percent upon its demutualization.
May: Primary dealership system was launched for Government Debt Securities.
June: İMKB participated in the capital of the Baku Stock Exchange by 5. 26 percent as the 19th shareholder.
July: The number of members operating from their main offices at the Bonds and Bills Market, as a part of the Wide Area Network (WAN) project, reached 50.
July: Within the context of Wide Area Network Project, trading at the İMKB’s Stock Market via workstations located at the headquarters of İMKB members started on July 31, 2000. The number of members operating at the Stock Market from their offices reached 98 at the end of 2000




January: İMKB started to calculate İMKB 100 Index on Euro basis.
May: İMKB Settlement and Custody Bank (Takasbank) introduced the client name-based custody system.
June: A “Memorandum of Cooperation” between the İMKB and London Stock Exchange was signed on June 2, 1999.
June: Memorandums of Cooperation were signed between the İMKB and the stock exchanges of Republics of Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
July: The new computerized trading software for the Bonds and Bills Market, which had been developed within the framework of Wide Area Network (WAN) project since 1996, had been successfully completed and put into operation.
August: Starting from August 24, 1999, short-selling transactions and margin trading became available in all stocks traded on the İMKB’s markets. Previously, authorized İMKB members had the opportunity to engage in short-selling transactions only in stocks constituting the İMKB-National 100 Index.
September: İMKB’s Executive Council changed the trading hours for the Bonds and Bill Market. Accordingly, trading started to take place between 9:30-12:00 and 13:00-17:00.




January: Introduction of new Stock Market indices as integers with the drop of two digits from base values.
February: İMKB International Bonds and Bills Market has started its operations upon the listing of 40 international bonds issued by the Undersecretariat of Treasury for trading abroad.
August: Decease of İMKB Chairman & CEO Mr. Tuncay ARTUN
August: Launch of the Repo and Reverse Repo Market on İMKB International Market
October: Appointment of Mr. Osman BIRSEN as Chairman and CEO of the İMKB.




January: Initiation of banking services of the İMKB Settlement and Custody Bank
July: Accepting of the applications for listing and trading on the İMKB International Market.
September: Foreign Currency Denominated Government Debt Securities started to traded at the Outright Purchases and Sales Market of the Bonds and Bills Market.
December: Launch of the International Bonds and Bills Market within the İMKB International Market




January:Launch of the Regional Markets and the Wholesale Market
March:Designation of İMKB Settlement and Custody Company as an “Eligible Foreign Custodian” by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
March: Initiation of Custody Services on customer basis by the İMKB Settlement and Custody Company
April: Disclosure of detailed balance sheet and income statements of companies including footnotes
April: Initiation of short selling transactions April: Launch of the New Companies Market
May: Moving to the new building in Istinye
May: Establishment of the “ Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges ” (FEAS) with 12 members
May: Establishment of Investor Counselling Center designed to provide information on the İMKB's operations and traded companies
May: Recognition of the İMKB as an “appropriate foreign investment market for the private and institutional Japanese investors” by the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA)
July: Transformation of the İMKB Settlement and Custody Company into the İMKB Settlement and Custody Bank (Takasbank)




April: Appointment of Mr. Tuncay ARTUN as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the İMKB
September: Initiation of Small Orders Market in the Bonds and Bills Market
November: Full automation of stock trading




January: Launch of the Rights Coupon Market and New Shares Market
February: Initiation of the Repo/Reverse Repo Market
October: Recognition of the İMKB by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a “Designated Offshore Securities Market”
December: Initiation of computerized stock trading with 50 stocks




January: Transformation of the Settlement and Custody Center into an independent company
February: Commencement of trading of Corporate Bonds and Revenue-sharing Certificates in the Bonds and Bills Market
October: Acceptance of the İMKB as a full member to The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE, previously FIBV)




January: Commencement of the calculation of Financials and Industrials Indices in addition to the İMKB Composite Index
June: Initiation of the Bonds and Bills Market and commencement of Outright Purchases and Sales Transactions




March: Appointment of Mr. Yaman TORUNER as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the İMKB




July: Establishment of the Settlement and Custody Center
August: Issuance of Decree 32 which allows foreign investors to purchase and sell all types of securities in Turkey and repatriate the proceeds




October: Commencement of daily calculation of İMKB Indices which had so far been calculated on a weekly basis
November: Moving to the new building in Karakoy and initiation of the Manual Board System
December: External auditing of listed companies required




January: Commencement of stock trading at the Cagaloglu building on January 3, 1986




March: Appointment of Mr. Muharrem KARSLI as Chairman and CEO of the İMKB. December: Inauguration of the İMKB under the Chairmanship of Mr. Muharrem KARSLI