Data for New MSCI GCC Countries Size Indices, Frontier Markets Indices,
and Asia APEX 50 Index Available in Starter Files December 18, 2007
NEW YORK, December 17 /CNW/ - MSCI Barra (NYSE: MXB), a leading provider
of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indices and
portfolio analytics, announced today that index and constituent data for the
new MSCI Frontier Markets Indices, MSCI Asia APEX 50 Index and MSCI GCC (Gulf
Cooperation Council) Countries Large Cap, Mid Cap, Small Cap and Provisional
Standard Indices will be made available on December 18, 2007 via starter
Index levels and returns will also be available via www.mscibarra.com
shortly after 5:15pm Eastern Standard Time on December 18, 2007, along with
constituent data for the MSCI Asia APEX 50 Index. Real time index levels for
the MSCI Asia APEX 50 Index will also simultaneously be made available to
vendors. Eligible clients will be able to gain access to constituent data for
all the new indices on request from MSCI Barra.
The index and constituent data will be added to the existing
corresponding MSCI index products on February 7, 2008.
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