China A-shares make their debut in MSCI indices

Added to indices today

Laura Dew
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Domestic China A-shares have been added to MSCI regional indices for the first time today after the market was opened up to foreign investors.

Some 234 companies have initially been added to various indices and there will be further tranche added in September, bringing the total to 5% this year.  The 5% inclusion will make up 0.8% of the MSCI Emerging Markets index and bring China's total weighting in the index up to 31.3%. The overall A-share market consists of 3,500 companies with a market cap of $8.5trn.  MSCI launches 12 China indices in preparation for A-shares inclusion If these first additions go smoothly, there is potential for full inclusion at a later date, which would bring the weighting of A-shares in the E...

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