FTSE Announces New Transitional Emerging Indexes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The FTSE group has announced that it will be launching two new emerging-market indexes, and that Chinese stocks will be included in those indexes. This move is a transitional step, and in the long term the London-based index company will be adding many mainland shares.

The initial weighting of the shares in the FTSE Emerging Markets China A Inclusion Index is going to be set at about five percent, and there are plans to increase it to 32 percent, gradually increasing the weighting over an as-yet unconfirmed period.

Mark Makepeace, FTSE Chief Executive, issued a statement noting that the Chinese domestic market will open up to international investors eventually, but that it will take a long time for foreign investors to get full access to the capital...

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