IMKB’s New Index Abbreviation: “BIST”


  • İstanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası, steeped in 140 years of history since Dersaadet Tahvilat Borsası (Bonds Market), converts to BORSA İSTANBUL
  • Borsa İstanbul reflects the power of the Turkish and the region’s economy with its high traded value and market capitalization, and has a vision to become a globally effective market with its diverse product range and efficient market structure.
  • Borsa İstanbul’s index abbreviation will be used as “BIST”

Since the title of Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) is converted to Borsa İstanbul A.Ş. on April 5, 2013, the abbreviation “İMKB” used in the Equity Market and Debt Instruments Market indices is changed to “BIST” on the same date.

The codes, as well as the old and new names of “BIST” indices, are provided in the attached tables. As displayed in the tables, the index codes (such as XU 100) will remain the same at this stage.

We hereby kindly request the esteemed members of the media to use the index titles as indicated in the attached table and request your support in ensuring that the conversion takes place as soon as possible.