iShares, the worldĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s largest ETF firm, is taking steps to launch another two dividend ETFs, one focused on emerging market securities and the other targeting the Asia/Pacific region, adding to a growing stable of ETFs that serve up dividend-paying stocks in the developing world. The iShares Emerging Market Dividend Index Fund , as well as its more tightly focused Asian counterpart, the iShares Asia/Pacific Dividend 30 Index Fund , will each track a respective Dow Jones Select Dividend benchmark. They would both invest in local firms that have consistently provided high dividend yields over time.
MSCI, the worldĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s premier provider of international indexes, this week launched a new series of China-focused indexes that include China-based companies whose shares arenĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t listed in China and arenĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t yet in any MSCI China indexes, including firms such as ChinaĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Google, Baidu. The MSCI Overseas China Indices are designed to capture the investable universe of Chinese securities outside Greater China, covering Chinese securities listed on the NYSE Euronext – New York, Nasdaq, New York AMEX and the Singapore Exchange, MSCI said in a press release