The local stock barometer slipped to the 7,600 mark on Friday as foreign funds trimmed their exposure to local equities following a hefty increase in the weighting of China A shares in MSCI indices
The futures on the MSCI UAE index were launched under a licence agreement signed in 2017, under which Nasdaq Dubai can also create futures on other regional MSCI indices
The licence also enables Nasdaq Dubai to launch futures and options in due course on MSCI indices
of a number of GCC and regional equity markets.
The report also highlighted that key factors such as the inclusion of Argentina and Saudi Arabia on the MSCI EM Index and elections in Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico and Pakistan later this year along with global factors of the US$, US rates, international oil prices and global risk appetite, may have significant impact MSCI indices
MSCI is considered to be one of the leading providers of international equity indices, with about $3trn of funds benchmarked against its indexes globally and some $321.9bn invested in exchange-traded funds linked to the MSCI indices
. Last year global index compiler MSCI, Standard and Poor's-Dow Jones and FTSE Russell had upgraded Qatar into 'emerging' market from 'frontier' status in view of many structural changes.
The stock placement is unlikely to help VimpelCom get into the MSCI indices
, at least as long as the index methodology stays unchanged.
have become the most widely used international equity benchmarks by institutional investors.
Stock investors often use MSCI indices
as a benchmark to track their performance.
Liffe has a wide derivatives franchise based on MSCI indices
with more than 60 futures and options contracts and is further developing products based on MSCI geographic, sector and factor indices across emerging and developed markets.
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Most of international institutional equity assets in the United States and Asia are benchmarked to MSCI indices
. And two-thirds of fund managers across Europe use the MSCI Indices
as their international index provider.
MSCI products and services include portfolio risk and performance analytics, governance tools, and the MSCI indices
, which are estimated to have close to USD 7 trillion benchmarked to them.