China A shares miss the boat for MSCI EM index inclusion

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By Shruti Chaturvedi
12 Jun 2014

MSCI decided not to add China A shares to its Emerging Markets Index in its most recent review, citing unfavourable investor feedback related to the country’s regulations for foreign investors.

The index provider said restrictions under the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) and Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) schemes resulted in uneven investor access to the Chinese market. The QFII scheme sets limits on the amount of foreign currency asset managers can invest in Chinese ...

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