Asia Pacific: (Top) A-share status

Author: | Published: 20 May 2016

Since China secured its special drawing rights status last December, the Xi administration has set its sights on another international accolade to boost its ever-growing stature – recognition by MSCI.

Each June, the international index compiler conducts a review and, if A-shares are included, asset managers will start following it with the MSCI index then required to establish A-share portfolios.

MSCI turned down China's previous application for the inclusion of its Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges, citing restrictions...