Turkey financial market is principally dependent on the Istanbul Stock Exchange, which is the sole stock or securities exchange of Turkey. The ISE was incorporated in the year 1986. The ISE deals with trading of stocks of different public companies in a fully automated environment.
The most significant feature of the Istanbul Stock Exchange is the number of foreign participants. The stock trading operations of ISE are carried out with the help of advanced technology in a transparent and customer-friendly manner.
The number of foreign companies and foreign investors participating in the Turkey financial market is increasing day by day for this simple reason.
The Istanbul Stock Exchange deals with the trading of the following types of securities:
Foreign securities (International bonds)
The stock indices of the Istanbul Stock Exchange are the following:
ISE National 30 Index
ISE National 50 Index
ISE National 100 Index
ISE National All Shares Index
ISE Second National Market Index
ISE New Economy Market Index
ISE Investment Trusts Index
The ISE National 100 Index is utilized as the principal index for the Istanbul capital market. The shares and stocks of more than 300 companies are traded in the Istanbul Stock Exchange. The members of ISE include brokerage firms and corporate banking institutions (commercial banks and development banks). An executive council, which consists of five members appointed by the General Assembly of Turkey, regulates the Istanbul Stock Exchange. The ISE functions as a self-regulatory stock exchange.
The day-to-day operations of ISE are performed with the help of its departments and they are the following:
Istanbul Stock Exchange
ISE Settlement & Custody Bank
Central Registry Agency Inc.
Turkish Derivatives Exchange (TurkDEX)
Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS)
Association of Capital Market Intermediary Institutions of Turkey
Association of Brokerage House Executives
Institutional Investors’ Managers Association
Association of Stock Brokers
KOTEDER Association of Publicly Traded Companies
Corporate Governance Association of Turkey
SME-NET (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Network)
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Finance
Prime Ministry, Undersecreteriat of Treasury
Central Bank of Turkey, Privatization Administration, State Statistics Institute, Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board, National Data Page, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, The Banks Association of Turkey, Competition Authority, Istanbul Gold Exchange, Istanbul Chamber of Industry, The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Economic Relations Board, Foreign Investors’ Association, Turkish International Cooperation Agency and Capital Markets Board are the other departments of Istanbul Stock Exchange.
Last Updated on : 1st August 2013