What is MSCI Asia Pacific index?
The MSCI AC Asia Pacific Information Technology Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index which captures large and mid cap securities across 5 Developed Markets (DM) countries* and 9 Emerging Markets (EM) countries* in the Asia Pacific region.
Why do ASIA ETFs exclude Japan?
Japan is excluded from investment strategies focused on Asia because it is a highly developed economy. As the only developed economy in Asia, companies in the country will be found in developed market indexes alongside the stocks of Europe, the U.S. and Canada.
What is developed Asia?
Developed Asia Pacific ETFs invest in securities that are domiciled in developed markets in the Asia Pacific region. Countries under this classification include Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea.
What is Pacific ex Japan?
The MSCI Pacific ex Japan Index captures large and mid cap representation across 4 of 5 Developed Markets (DM) countries in the Pacific region (excluding Japan). With 120 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.
What is MSCI India index?
The MSCI India Index is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments of the Indian market. With 107 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the Indian equity universe.
Why is Japan separated from Asia?
The continuous subduction process causes frequent earthquakes, tsunami and stratovolcanoes. The islands are also affected by typhoons. The subduction plates have pulled the Japanese archipelago eastward, created the Sea of Japan and separated it from the Asian continent by back-arc spreading 15 million years ago.
Does Asia ex Japan include Australia?
* Developed Markets countries in the index include: Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. Emerging Markets countries include: China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. The MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan Index was launched on Dec 31, 1987.
Is Australia part of developed Asia?
The point here is that Australians are part of Asia. They are found working, travelling, and living throughout the Asian region. In all of the economic centres there are Australian citizens using their skills and adding investment to the countries of the region.
What is the FTSE Emerging Index?
The FTSE Emerging Index provides investors with a comprehensive means of measuring the performance of the most liquid large- and mid-cap companies in the emerging markets. The index is derived from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS), which covers 99% of the world’s investable market capitalisation.
Does Asia ex Japan include China?
EM countries include: China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. The MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index was launched on Jan 01, 2001.
Does Asia-Pacific include Australia?
By area, China is the largest country in the APAC region (unless one’s list also includes Canada, Russia, or the U.S.), followed by Australia, India, Indonesia, and Mongolia.