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What is the ‘MSCI Emerging Markets Index’?

  • The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is an index created by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) designed to measure equity market performance in global emerging markets.
  • It consists of indices from 23 emerging economies such as Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
  • The Index is available for a number of regions and market segments that accounts for approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each of the 23 countries
  • MSCI Inc. or Morgan Stanley Capital International is an American provider of equity, fixed income, hedge fund stock market indexes, and equity portfolio analysis tools.
  • It publishes the MSCI BRIC, MSCI Worldand MSCI EAFE Indexes.
  • The company is currently headquartered at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City, U.S
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