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3 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Asian Futures Jump on Stimulus Report; Dollar Holds Drop

Asian stocks climbed, halting the longest slump in the regional index since 2002, while copper jumped on a report China 's central bank is intensifying stimulus efforts. The dollar weakened against emerging-market currencies before the Federal Reserve reviews interest rates .

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, MSCI

8 hrs ago | On Wall Street

Stocks Fall With S&P 500 Futures as Treasuries Gain...

The MSCI All-Country World Index fell 0.2% by 8:31 a.m. in New York, with Standard & Poor's retreating 0.2%. The yuan weakened after foreign investment plunged to a four-year low.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, MSCI, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

12 hrs ago | Barron's

Will Emerging Markets Sell Off After Fed Pronouncement?

The economies of Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey were most punished last summer when the Fed indicated its bond buying program was winding down, causing an emerging-market selloff. Investors are mostly optimistic today: The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF has rallied 2.5% and the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF has jumped 4%.

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Related Topix: Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel, MSCI, Stanley, Investment Banking, Financial Services, Morgan Stanley

16 hrs ago | Business Wire

ICE Futures US Sets Daily Volume Record in mini MSCI Emerging Markets and mini MSCI Europe

The mini MSCI Emerging Markets Index future achieved a daily volume record of 190,595 contracts on September 15. The previous daily volume record was 187,152 contracts on June 16, 2014. The mini MSCI Europe Index future traded 34,626 contracts on September 15; the previous daily record of 27,370 contracts was set on August 27, 2014.

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21 hrs ago | Business Wire

MSCI Launches Innovative Family of Low Carbon Indexes

The indexes were developed at the request of and with critical insights from Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund AP4, Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites and Amundi, who were looking for representative benchmarks in the transition to a low carbon economy. MSCI then consulted on the proposed methodology with a variety of investors globally.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Barron's

Why CLSA Loves India

India is the biggest overweight in CLSA 's Asia ex-Japan portfolio. The broker recommends a 16% weighting in India, versus the benchmark MSCI Asia ex-Japan 's 6.7%.

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Barron's

Alibaba: Krane, Renaissance Among Less Liquid Funds that Can Trade the IPO, Says CNBC

CNBC 's Jeff Cox this afternoon discussed on the channels' " Closing Bell " how the upcoming Alibaba Group Holding IPO, due this Friday, which is expected to be the largest U.S. offering ever, will not be included in some of the more prominent ETFs. Cox points out because of foreign ownership, the deal, expected to trade under " BABA " won't be eligible in some of the most widely held ETFs, such as the MSCI iShares family of indices.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, MSCI

MarketNewsVideo

NUGT, VLUE: Big ETF Inflows

Comparing units outstanding versus one week ago at the coverage universe of ETFs at ETF Channel, the biggest inflow was seen in the Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares , which added 4,250,000 units, or a 24.5% increase week over week. Among the largest underlying components of NUGT, in morning trading today Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF is down about 0.1%.

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Related Topix: MSCI, Business News, Video

Barron's

Brazil: A Buying Opportunity, Brown Bros. Says

Indeed, Brazil's Ibovespa Index is rallying by 1% today after declining roughly 6% last week. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF is up nearly one point, while the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF has fallen 0.23% this morning.

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Related Topix: MSCI, Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras, Oil & Gas, Financial Markets, Mexico, NY

Barron's

Big Stock Decline For Turkish Islamic Lender

The Turkish exchange suspended shares for a month, the result of alleged uncertainty over the bank's shareholder structure. Officials said bank stakeholders were largely unchanged for 18 years, ) was essentially flat Monday after sinking more than 7.5% last week.

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Barron's

Emerging Markets Tumble With Eyes On China, Fed

For the month of September, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index was down 2.4% through Friday and had fallen nearly one point in trading Monday. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF tumbled 3% last week.

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Business Wire

ICE Futures US Sets Daily Volume Record in MSCI and Russell Equity Index Contracts

The mini MSCI Index futures complex traded 305,238 contracts on September 12; the previous record of 290,427 contracts was set on June 16, 2014, at that time on the NYSE Liffe US platform. Mini MSCI EAFE Index futures traded 139,164 contracts on September 12; the previous record of 77,471 contracts was set on June 13, 2014, at that time on the NYSE Liffe US platform.

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The Washington Post

Asia Stocks Drop With Oil on China as Copper, Aussie Fall

An employee inspects a circuit board in a manufacturing facility in the Nanshan district of Shenzhen, China. Industrial output growth in August was the weakest since the global financial crisis.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Financial Markets, MSCI, 9

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Barron's

Alibaba: Possible MSCI Inclusion; "Shares Could Pop 20%"

Reuters reported on Friday that indexer MSCI may consider including China's largest e-commerce Alibaba Group in its index construction, possibly bringing in passive funds that follow MSCI Emerging Markets: The MSCI announced that it was considering changing its rules last week, but did not explain the reason for the changes: questions from investors amid the Alibaba initial public offering, Reuters has learned from financial industry sources. The investors argued that MSCI's ignoring stocks such as Alibaba prevents them from accurately tracking the performance of international companies, according to sources involved in the discussions, who wished to remain anonymous because they are not permitted to speak to the media.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, MSCI, Reuters, Financial Markets, Startups, Yahoo!

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Barron's

Turkey Market Sinks; The Fed, Gulen & ISIS

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after a meeting Ankara on Friday. It seems like a distraction in an otherwise rough week for Turkey's market.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, MSCI

Reuters

Exclusive: MSCI global indices may include Alibaba after investor queries

The company announced that it was considering changing its rules last week, but did not explain the reason for the changes: questions from investors amid the Alibaba initial public offering, Reuters has learned from financial industry sources. Alibaba, a Chinese online retailer, plans to sell some $24 billion worth of shares next week on the New York Stock Exchange, in a listing that could be the biggest ever IPO.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, MSCI, Reuters, Science / Technology, Internet, Financial Markets

Silicon Alley Insider

Exclusive: MSCI Global Indices May Include Alibaba After Investor Queries

Stock index provider MSCI Inc is considering changing its rules to allow shares of Alibaba Group Holding [IPO-BABA.N] and other companies that list their shares in faraway markets to be included in its widely used indexes. The company announced that it was considering changing its rules last week, but did not explain the reason for the changes: questions from investors amid the Alibaba initial public offering, Reuters has learned from financial industry sources.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, MSCI, Reuters, Science / Technology, Internet, Financial Markets

Forbes.com

Friday's ETF with Unusual Volume: USMV

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Related Topix: MSCI, Hunch, eBay, Startups, Magento, Financial Markets

Reuters

Emerging Markets-Stocks pursue losing streak as investors eye Fed

Emerging stocks headed for their seventh straight day of losses on Friday to trade at a one-month low as expectations of a more hawkish Fed weakened emerging assets across the board. The MSCI emerging equities index was trading 0.15 percent down on the day and now stands 3 percent off the three-year highs reached a week earlier.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, MSCI

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Business Wire

Fitch Upgrades MSCI 2004-RR2

A complete list of rating actions follows at the end of this release. Since the last rating action in October 2013, approximately 48.6% of the collateral has been upgraded.

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Related Topix: MSCI, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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