Nikkei launches Asia-focused index for investors
October 30, 2017 Nikkei Inc. announces the launch of the Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index, a new Asia-focused stock index for financial products, in December 2017. Since the Nikkei Asia300 Index was launched in December 2016(for reporting purposes only), there has been growing demand for a reliable Asian index for use by financial products. The Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index is aimed at providing international investors with more opportunities in Asian markets.
The Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index is made up of 300 companies from 10 countries and regions (*1), and uses quantitative data such as market capitalization, trading value, sales growth rate and free float weight to capture the performance of major Asian corporates that are growing consistently and open to investment. More than 70% of the constituents and approximately 90% of the market value represented by the new index also form part of the original Nikkei Asia300 Index.
In addition to US Dollars, the Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index will also be calculated in Japanese Yen for the convenience of Japanese investors (*2). The Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index will be calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices. Real-time data from the Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index will be distributed by QUICK, a financial information provider belonging to the Nikkei Group, as well as by other information providers in the future.
The new index will be covered regularly by multiple Nikkei publications including the Nikkei, its flagship Japanese newspaper, Nikkei Online Edition (Japanese), and Nikkei Asian Review (English).
（*1）The Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index will be calculated based on the stock prices of 300 listed companies from 10 Asian countries and regions (China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and India). Index components will be reviewed every June. Further details will be posted on https://indexes.nikkei.co.jp/en/
（*2）The Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index will be calculated from Monday to Friday (excluding January 1st), between 9am JST when trading starts in the Korean market, and 7:30pm JST when it closes in India.
Nikkei Inc. is a trusted media brand in Asia, broadly known also as the provider of Nikkei Stock Average (Nikkei 225). Founded as a market news media in Japan in 1876, Nikkei has grown to be one of the largest media conglomerates with 37 foreign editorial bureaus and approx. 1300 journalists worldwide, with another global media brand, Financial Times, joining in our group in 2015. Nikkei has always been embracing digitization and technology to find a new way to deliver news and information as a reliable source of information to the global community.
Index Business Office, Nikkei Inc.