10 October 2001, 11:55  MSCI Announces Index Rebalancing

Morgan Stanley Capital International, the international index compilers, announced the rebalancing of its main world stock index Tuesday, following the first phase of the implementation from new methodology. The changes, which take free float into account, contained few surprises and become effective at the end of November (the second phase of changes will be implemented at the end of May 2002). US & UK indices are the leading benefactors in the reweighting of the All Country World Free (ACWI) index. Their weightings rise to 53.4% from 50.7% and to 10.3% from 9.9% respectively. Japan's weighting will be cut to 9.48% from 10.05%.

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