China: MSCI to Include China A-Shares in Global Benchmarks

MSCI, a provider of global equity benchmarks, announced on June 9th that they will include China A-Shares in their global benchmarks pending a few issues are resolved with the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Here is MSCI's press release:

 
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Substantial progress has been made toward the opening of the Chinese equity market to institutional investors... In our 2015 consultation, we learned that major investors around the world are eager for further liberalization of the China A‐shares market, especially with regard to the quota allocation process, capital mobility restrictions and beneficial ownership of investments.
— Remy Briand, MSCI Managing Director and Global Head of Research

Also, here is a link to an article publish by Bloomberg on June 9th discussing the reaction to MSCI's deferral: 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-09/china-mainland-shares-on-track-to-be-added-to-msci-stock-indexes