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MSCI verdict: Long wait for China's full entry to global indexes

The Chinese regulatory watchdog said inclusion was 'both an opportunity and a challenge for reform'

Reuters  |  Hong Kong 

MSCI's decision to add Chinese shares to a key benchmark is a major milestone, but investors say it will be a long and rocky road ahead before the might of the world's second-largest economy is fully reflected in global indexes. The U.S. index provider said on Tuesday it would add 222 China-listed stocks to its Emerging Markets Index, tracked by around $1.6 trillion, in what analysts and investors described as a gesture designed to end a four-year impasse with regulators over China's remaining market controls. But they said it could still take as long as a decade for ...

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First Published: Wed, June 21 2017. 21:56 IST