July 28, 2015

"MSCI Inc. has linked up with GF International Investment Management Ltd. in launching an exchange-traded fund tracking the US-based index company’s China-focused index, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported on Monday."

ej insight The launch came despite uncertainties in a plan to include mainland-listed stocks on the MSCI emerging market index. via Hong Kong Economic Journal

'Rene Veerman, MSCI managing director and head of Hong Kong and Taiwan, said consultations are continuing on the inclusion of A shares in its emerging market index.

'Veerman, however, refused to comment on whether the recent market slump and the Chinese government’s intervention in the stock market would have any adverse impact on the plan.

'The new ETF, which will debut on Wednesday, tracks the performance of the MSCI China A International Index that was launched in June last year.'

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