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Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex

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The Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is an international market capitalization weighted index. The Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is one of the four subindex used in the Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index. Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex are taken out of the Dow Jones Wilshire Global Total Market Index. Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex companies must have operations in China and trade either on a Hong Kong exchanges or a US exchange (i.e H shares, ADRs/ADSes or US only). There are 15 companies included in the Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex. The Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex was introduced in June 2006. The base value of the Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex was set at 100. The base date for the Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is retroactive to December 31, 2002. Each Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex company's weight is capped at 10%. The Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex weights are reviewed each quarter. The Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is reconstituted on an annual basis in September in accordance with a set of transparent criteria. The largest 30 companies from the Dow Jones Wilshire Global Total Market Index eligible for inclusion in the Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex are ranked first by float-adjusted market capitalization and second by average trading volume computed over the three months prior to reconstitution. The final ranking of those Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex eligible companies is computed by assigning a 50-50% weight to each ranking. The top 10 companies of this final ranking will be included in the Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex. The last five companies of the Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex are selected based the remaining largest companies. In addition, at the end of every month, a top 30 list (i.e. ranked by float-adjusted market cap.) of eligible companies to be included in the next Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex reconstitution is published. The Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is computed using the Laspeyres's formula. Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is published in real time in both euros and US dollars. A net return value for the Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is also provided at the end of each day. Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is also referred to as the Dow Jones Wilshire China Offshore Index.



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