This summer, investors anxiously waiting for MSCI’s decision on whether to add China A shares to the MSCI index were met with another disappointment. For the third year in a row, MSCI decided against including China A shares in its popular emerging market index. What are the general criteria a market needs to satisfy for it to be included? What’s missing from the China A shares market and what will it take for China A shares to be added? Larry Cao, CFA, recently sat down with Chris Ryan, managing director and head of the Asia Pacific region for MSCI in Hong Kong, and discussed these questions.
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