MSCI may include China A-shares in emerging markets index

Stock connect to be catalyst for A-share inclusion in MSCI index

China stocks

The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect could create the conditions for MSCI to include China A-shares in its suite of global indexes such as its emerging markets index, according to the head of research at MSCI.

Global institutional investors that benchmark to MSCI's group of indexes have long been trying to gain access to China's onshore A-shares market, which has so far been restricted to those who hold quotas, with mainland authorities gradually increasing the quota size under the qualified for

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