Global index compiler MSCI will implement the first step

15 May

Global index compiler MSCI will implement the first step

 of the weight increase of China A shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Indexes, according to a MSCI index review released on Monday.

Twenty-six China A shares, 18 of which are ChiNext stocks, will be added to the MSCI China Index and the inclusion factor for 238 existing consti

tuents will be increased from 0.05 to 0.10, the MSCI Equity Indexes May 2019 Index Review said.

China A shares will have an aggregate weight of 5.25 percent and 1.76 pe

rcent in the MSCI China and MSCI Emerging Markets Indexes, respectively, according to MSCI.

The weight increase of China A shares in the MSCI Emerging Marke

ts Indexes will be implemented through a three-step process, the report said.

The Foreign Inclusion Factor-adjusted market capitalization of China

A shares will be further raised to 0.15 as part of the August 2019 Quarterly Index Review and

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