MSCI Standard Index Series February 2007 Quarterly Index Review.
Effective as of the close of February 28, 2007, ten securities will be added to the MSCI Standard Index Series and three securities will be deleted. The additions bring the representation of their respective industry groups in their respective countries closer to MSCI's target of 85% free float-adjusted market capitalization. The additions are Level 3 Communications (US), Powerchip Semiconductor (Taiwan), Fording Canadian Coal (Canada), Lundin Mining (Canada), Innolux Display (Taiwan), Severstal (Russia), Shui On Land (Hong Kong), Douja Prom Groupe Addoha (Morocco), Net Servicos de Comunicacao (Brazil) and Polyus Gold (Russia). The deletions are Sino Thai Engineering and Construction (Thailand), TCL Multimedia Tech (China) and Polyus Gold (Russia). One Russian security occurs on both the list of additions and deletions as MSCI is transferring the pricing source from the Russian Trading System (RTS) to the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX).
MSCI's quarterly review of free float estimates resulted in changes in Foreign Inclusion Factors (FIFs) for 22 securities in 16 countries. FIFs adjust the market capitalization of securities for free float available to foreign investors. These changes reflect the evolution of shareholdings, changes in Foreign Ownership Limits (FOLs), changes in Limited Investability Factors (LIFs) or the reclassification of certain shareholders.
The results of the February 2007 Quarterly Index Review for the MSCI Small Cap Index Series, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Index Series, the MSCI Pan-Euro and Euro Indices, the MSCI US Equity Indices, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI Japan KOKUNAI Indices, the MSCI China A Index Series and the MSCI China A Value and Growth Indices have also been posted on MSCI Barra's web site at www.mscibarra.com.
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|Date:||Feb 13, 2007|
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