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China A-shares will sway the MSCI world index -- eventually

Reforms are needed before international investors become big buyers

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Global stock benchmark provider MSCI has made a long-awaited decision on June 20 to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes.   © Reuters

HONG KONG The announcement on June 20 that Chinese domestic equities, or so-called A-shares, will be added to MSCI's index of global stocks is significant: Major tracker funds around the world will be obliged to put money into the world's second-largest stock market, despite its many anomalies.

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