Recently Chinese A shares were added to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Now further changes to the Emerging Markets Index are coming:
- Saudi Arabia will be joining the Index with a weighting of about 2.6% or 32 securities out of 834 in total. Saudi Aramco will be coming on stream shortly, and that will add a significant weighting to this index.
- Argentina has just agreed a $50bn three year loan facility with the IMF, that no serious observer expects them to pay back, and we suggest that even servicing the debt will be a challenge given their history. Argentinaâ€™s weighting will be about 0.4% of the Index but initially only include foreign listings in New York etc of Argie Companies.
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